What is the difference between the Interpreter Training Program and American Sign Language Studies Certificate?
ASL Studies Certificate
This program is suggested for people who would like to supplement professional credentials or personal interests by adding this specialized area of knowledge to their repertoire. Please note: No interpreting classes are available through this certificate program.
- All classes are open for general enrollment
- Most courses are offered in the evening
- You must be a JCCC student
This program guides students through two years of coursework and learning experiences for entry into the dynamic and challenging field of ASL/English interpretation. Students will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree.
- Chiefly a daytime program
- You must begin during the fall semester
- Application process runs through selective admissions
Why it might be beneficial to complete the ASL Studies certificate before applying to the Interpreter Training program
Most of the classes in the ASL Studies Certificate are classes that are built into the curriculum of the Interpreter Training Program. If you complete the studies certificate prior to entering the Interpreter Training Program your schedule during the program will be less strenuous and your ASL skills will be further developed, allowing greater focus on interpreting preparation.