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Degree Plans - Sign Language: Legal (Certificate)

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The need for highly-skilled interpreters—specifically in the courtroom, law enforcement and other legal settings—is rapidly growing. To participate in this program, you must be a graduate of an Interpreter Training Program or a certified interpreter with current credentials. 

Our highly qualified team will provide you with advanced training in the legal system and legal interpreting protocol. We will teach you, in a small class setting, the specialized vocabulary and protocol skills it takes to become a successful legal interpreter in quasi-legal and court settings. 

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Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
First Semester  

LGLA 1311 Introduction to Law


LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation


SLNG 2311 Interpreting in Specialized Settings

Second Semester  

CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices


CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law


SLNG 1491 Special Topics in Sign Language

Total Semester Hours 19 Credits

All SGNL and SLNG courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better to continue on to the next course. 

Students must also meet the criterion set forth by the Texas Health and Human Services Board for the Evaluation of Interpreters or the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID),

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