Tyler Junior College

Sign Language Interpreting

Sign Language Interpreter Training Program (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science | 2015-2016 Catalog

Total Semester Hours: 65

ENGL 1301 Composition I
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
    SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication

Mathematics OR

MATH  1314 College Algebra OR
  MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences

Life and Physical Sciences

BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

Language, Philosophy and Culture

ENGL 2332 World Literature I OR
  ENGL 2333 World Literature II OR
  HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I OR 
  PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

Social and Behavioral Sciences Core (3 hrs)

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development

Major in Sign Language

SGNL 1401 Beginning American Sign Language I
SGNL 1402 Beginning American Sign Language II
SGNL 2301 Intermediate American Sign Language I
SLNG 1307 Intra-Lingual Skills for Interpreters
SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession
SLNG 1215 Visual/Gestural Communication
SGNL 2302 Intermediate American Sign Language II 
SLNG 2301 Interpreting I
SLNG 1211 Fingerspelling and Numbers

Mid-program evaluation: Student must pass with ‘‘C’’ or better to continue in the program.
SLNG 1347 Deaf Culture
SLNG 1391 Special Topics in Sign Language Interpreter
SLNG 2302 Interpreting II
SLNG 2303 Transliterating
SLNG 2334 American Sign Language (ASL) V
SLNG 2331 Interpreting III
SLNG 1350 Sign to Voice
SLNG 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Sign Language Interpretation and Translation (16 hours per week)

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.

Exit Exam: Student must pass with a “C” or better to graduate and pass the State or National Board Exams to work as a certified interpreter.

 - Referencing both the SLI degree and certificate curriculums:

See Catalog descriptions for course pre-requisites and co-requisites. Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to upper-level institutions should consult an advisor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses. For an interpreter training degree, students must have a minimum grade of “C” in each SLNG/SGNL class, as well as the mid-program and exit exams. In addition, for the degree, students must complete the General Graduation Requirements as set forth in the TJC Catalog.