COVID-19 Updates

TJC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely and will adapt policies and procedures as necessary to keep our students, employees and campus safe and healthy.

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Sign Language Interpreting

Becoming an American Sign Language interpreter is a chance for cultural enrichment and an excellent profession as job prospects –full-time, part-time and “as needed” schedules –are abundant right now. TJC offers an Associate of Applied Science in Sign Language for students who are looking for a unique and rewarding career. Certificates in Medical and Legal Interpreting are available to help you advance in your interpreting career. 

Our program at TJC prepares you for a career as an interpreter serving the deaf and the community in a variety of settings. Our seasoned faculty will help you become fluent in deaf culture and in American Sign Language (ASL), which combines signing, fingerspelling, specific body language and facial expressions.

In addition, we offer extensive training in interpreting/transliterating (Expressive and Receptive) in preparation to take and pass the state board exam. 

Our ASL Skills Certificate is a great asset to anyone’s career especially in healthcare, law enforcement and education.  This is designed for people who do not wish to interpret but want to learn the language and culture for conversational skills or to work in a related field such as deaf education.

Come join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn an exciting, practical skill and become a huge asset to an exclusive community.

New majors must visit with the Department Chair for advising before registering for SGNL and SLNG classes. Please email to contact the Chair.

Degree Plans

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.