Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to become a sign language interpreter?

Becoming a sign language interpreter is a different skill than communicating in ASL. TJC’s program requires at least 6 full semesters. Proficiency depends on the individual’s ability to acquire a second language and the interpreting process. Each class in the curriculum is structured to build upon the course before. Therefore, the courses in this program must be completed in order. (You also have 5 years to finish a degree once you declare your major).