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ASL 251 Interpreter Certification

Preparation

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf set the

standards for certification of interpreters.

Focus on application of Code of Ethics, the

interpreter’s role and responsibilities, and

preparation for the RID written exam. Pre-

pare to complete the Educational Interpreter

Performance Assessment. Prerequisite:

ASL 110. (2 cr)

ASL 261 American Sign Language V

Continuation of ASL 202 through further

study of American Sign Language including

linguistics, grammar and cultural features.

Improve understanding of the fundamentals

of ASL through a variety of in-class collabor-

ative activities, discussions, lectures, videos

and out-of-class practice. Develop the skills

needed to effectively interpret from ASL to

English and English to ASL. Increase compe-

tency and fluency in ASL, strong expressive

and receptive abilities including the use of

classifiers & non-manual grammatical signals

in order to provide effective communication.

Prerequisite: ASL 202. (3 cr)

ASL 262 American Sign Language VI

Continuation of ASL V with an emphasis on

receptive skills. Students continue to further

study American Sign Language and its

linguistics, grammar and cultural features.

Increase understanding of the fundamentals

of ASL through a variety of in-class col-

laborative activities, discussions, lectures,

videos and out-of-class practice. Challenge

students to strengthen and practice expres-

sive and receptive skills needed to effectively

interpret from ASL to English and English to

ASL. Prerequisite: ASL 261. (3 cr)

ASL 271 English to ASL Interpreting

Practical application of interpreting strate-

gies with an emphasis on English to ASL

interpreting practice. Experience interpreting

in and out of the classroom in supervised

settings. Study multiple meaning words and

English idioms to understand their mean-

ings and effectively convey the message into

ASL. (3 cr)

ASL 272 ASL to English Interpreting-

Practical application of interpreting strate-

gies with an emphasis on ASL to English

interpreting practice. Students work indi-

vidually and as a group using audio and

video to improve voicing skills. Students will

learn the proper sign choice and appropriate

register to use while interpreting. (3 cr)

ASL 297 Field Experience

Field experience and observation of profes-

sional interpreters and interpreting experi-

ences in supervised educational and commu-

nity settings. Students are required to keep

a journal of their experiences and meet with

the course instructor(s) on a weekly basis.

(4 cr)

ASL 299 Special Topics

Independent study designed for the self-

motivated learner. Approval of instructor.

(1-3 cr)

ASM—Agricultural Systems

Management

ASM 130 Agriculture Industry Machin-

ery Operation

Students will learn the safe operation of skid

and oscillating loaders, fork lifts, tractors,

trucks, trailers, agriculture application equip-

ment and other agri-business equipment.

Assists students in preparing for a com-

mercial driver’s license, teaches defensive

driving skills and studies equipment lease vs.

ownership. (2 cr)

ASM 225 Computer Applications in Ag-

ricultural Systems Management

Focus on the application and use of software

for problem solving, reporting, database

management, introduction to AutoCAD and

graphical communication. Assists students

in creating complex spreadsheet, presenta-

tions, creation of databases and introduction

to AutoCAD. (2 cr)

= fall semester

= spring semester

= online course