Name: Margarita Pillado
Office: FO 2907
ASL/Interpreting Associate of Arts Degree
ASL Interpreting AA
This program is designed to prepare students to facilitate communication between deaf people and hearing people. Upon completion of the program students should be prepared to work in the field in a limited number of entry level positions.
The ASL classes listed below are only offered in the semester for which they are listed (a class listed for Fall semester I or II is only offered in the fall, Spring classes are only offered in the spring). Below please find the recommended sequence.
Fall Semester I
ASL 3 American Sign Language III 4
ASL 16 Creative Signing 2
ASL 40 Introduction to Deaf Culture 3
ASL 30 Fingerspelling I 1
Spring Semester I
ASL 4 American Sign Language IV 4
ASL 5 Introduction to Interpreting 3
ASL 31 Fingerspelling 2 1
Fall Semester II
ASL 6 English-to-Sign Interpreting/Transliterating 4
ASL 10 Sign-to-English Interpreting/Transliterating 4
ASL 22 Professional Issues and Practice I 2
Spring Semester II
ASL 55 Interpreting 4
ASL 65 Transliterating 4
ASL 23 Professional Issues and Practice II 2
IMPORTANT: Students should complete English 101 as early as possible due to the strong English skills required for the last year of the Interpreting Program.
Students planning to become professional interpreters will need a B.A. or B.S . degree.
If a student finds it difficult to take the ASL classes as scheduled above, please contact an ASL faculty advisor for part-time schedule options.
Optional Classes (offered intermittently ): ASL 15 (ASL Linguistics), ASL 25 (Conversational ASL)