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This 36‐credit certificate program is a response to society's need to accommodate the special requirements of a disadvantaged population. The program will provide students with a basis upon which to build additional interpretation skills. Five classes in Sign Language, together with the Introduction to Deaf Culture and a field placement in sign language interpreting, are the key components of the program. Also required are courses in communications, English, psychology, and conflict resolution.
The program can be completed in three semesters; it may also be pursued on a part‐time basis. Students who have completed some of the liberal arts classes for another program will qualify for the certificate by taking the additional components of the Sign Language Interpreting program.
This certificate program is designed to fit within SUNY Ulster's Associate in Arts degree program in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science. The program can also serve as a foundation for further educational pursuits.
At the completion of the Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting, a student will be able to
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that more than 38 million Americans have a hearing loss, and 80% of those affected have irreversible and permanent hearing damage. At least one million children are deaf or have a communication disorder. Many local community agencies and school systems are hiring sign language interpreters or contracting with agencies for interpreters. In addition, the skill of sign language interpreting adds to the credentials of job seekers in a number of fields that involve work with a diverse population.
Requirements for Program Entry
Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here.
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
|ENG 101||College English I||3|
|PSY 101||General Psychology||3|
|SGN 113||Beginning Sign Language I||3|
|SGN 114||Beginning Sign Language II||3|
|COM 121||Interpersonal Communications||3|
|SGN 115||Intermediate Sign Language I||3|
|SGN 213||Intermediate Conversational Sign Language||3|
|SOS 107||Introduction to Deaf Culture||3|
|COM 123||Resolving Conflict through Communication||3|
|LIB 111||Information Literacy||1|
|PSY 200||Psychology of Child Development||3|
|SGN 116||Intermediate Sign Language II||3|