Sign Language Interpreting in Education Associate Degree | Northcentral Technical College

Sign Language Interpreting in Education

Associate Degree

An interpreter acts as a communication link between the Deaf and Hard of Hearing student and the classroom teacher. This program provides learners with the skills to work in schools as educational interpreters and support service providers. The learner will be able to define deafness as it relates to individual needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing student in the educational setting. Learners will learn how to work as a member of the Deaf Education Team. Program graduates meet Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction License 884 standards for Educational Interpreters. Potential occupations include: Educational Interpreter, Interpreter and Interpreter/Tutor.

program at a Glance

Sign Language Interpreting in Education 70 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo General Studies Only
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$12,554 (Tuition: $10510, Books: $2044)

Average Starting Salary

$43,345 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Function as an educational sign language interpreter/transliterator in an educational setting
  • Function as a tutor/support service provider in an educational setting
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hearing loss and its implications to education
  • Function as part of an educational team
  • Recognize need for continued professional development
  • Apply RID Code of Professional Conduct to the educational setting

Potential Careers

  • Educational Interpreter
  • Interpreter
  • Interpreter/Tutor

Course List

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Course List

Additional program Information

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This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Transfer Opportunities

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