Health Sciences and Athletics Division
Upon completion of the program, students will have the necessary language and interpreting skills for entry-level sign language interpreting positions in a variety of community settings, such as medical, vocational, and post-secondary. American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf culture courses give students general communication skills for interacting and working with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Interpreting coursework enhances ASL/English cross-cultural communication styles in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, and includes training in the ethics and practical approaches that must be understood by a practicing interpreter. Students will be prepared to take local evaluations and/or transfer to a four year program. Most students who continue to develop their interpreting skills will be prepared to seek national certification within two to five years.
At least 50 percent of the courses required for the major must be completed at El Camino College.
For Gainful Employment program information, please visit www.elcamino.edu/academics/src/signlang.asp.