Sign Language Interpreting
Welcome to TJC’s Sign Language Interpreter Training Program!
Exemplary Status Awarded in 2001 & 2005
Change is in the air! The department of the Sign Language Interpreter Training Program continues to modify its curriculum to meet the demands and requirements of the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Exams and the National Interpreter Certificate exam. As you browse our site, you will find information about our Associate of Applied Science Degree and our Certificate for Sign Language Interpreting (for those who have a degree or are pursuing another degree but want training to become a sign language interpreter.) In addition, we offer an ASL Skills Certificate for people who do not want to become an interpreter but want ASL Skills.
One thing that has not changed is the great need for certified sign language interpreters not only in Texas but throughout the United States!
Save the Date!
- Check back often for new events
- Saturday, February 23, 2013: Interpreting Workshop - TJC West Campus. Click here for information and registration.
9 a.m.-noon: "Sight Translation How?"
1-4 p.m.: "Discrimination! #DO-DO_YOU?"
- Tues.-Thurs., May 21-23, 2013 - "Sink or Swim II" Interpreter Immersion for ITP graduated or pre-certified interpreters - More information TBA
Order now: "Sign That How???" - ASL Vocabulary Builder - Set of 3 DVDs. Click here for more information and order form. Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the third DVD in the set should be available in January 2013.
- Interpreting (AAS)
- Interpreting (Certificate)
- ASL Skills (Certificate)
- Casey Crouch, Lab Assistant & Adjunct Professor
- Stephanie Deibert, Adjunct Professor
- Patrick Grona, Adjunct Professor
- Susie Grona, Adjunct Professor
Statement of Mission and Purpose: the purpose of the Sign Language Interpreter training program of Tyler Junior College is to prepare graduates for a career as interpreters serving the Deaf in school and in the community. Graduates of this program will have had extensive training in American Sign Language, American Deaf Culture and interpreting/transliterating (Sign and Voice)