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Interpreter Education Program
We offer two programs: A two-year Associate Degree and an eight-course certificate program.
Associate Degree: The Interpreting/ASL Education Associate Degree program prepares graduates for interpreting/ASL education positions where person who are deaf or hard of hearing and hearing persons must communicate with each other. The Associate Degree program offers extensive course work in American Sign Language. A language lab helps students develop their skills during six core skill-building courses. A two-quarter practicum gives students opportunities to gain first-hand experience applying their interpreting/transliterating skills and knowledge of professional ethics under the supervision of an agency interpreter.
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Certificate: For those individuals wanting to learn about people who are Deaf, their unique culture and community, and be able to converse with them via American Sign Language (ASL), we offer a certificate program. This program does not prepare individuals to become interpreters; it is strictly a program to enhance/establish communication skills and to learn about deafness. Attending a Mandatory Information Session with the Coordinator is not required; students simply register for the courses. Once all courses have been successfully completed, students apply for the certificate by contacting the Interpreting/ASL Education Coordinator.
In Ohio, licensure from the Ohio Department of Education is required for employment in a Public School K-12 setting as an interpreter for the Hearing-Impaired. Successful completion of the CSCC IEP Associate of Applied Science degree fulfills one of the requirements to obtain the Associate License of Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired from ODE.