Interpret the sounds of the world for those who are deaf or hard of hearing by learning American Sign Language-English interpretation skills.
Tidewater Community College is the only college in southeastern Virginia to offer an Associate of Applied Science in American Sign Language-English Interpretation. The six-semester program prepares you for work within K-12 schools, in the community, or for government or private agencies.
American Sign Language has been recognized as a complete, complex language for 50 years, but it is still gaining recognition and popularity in the United States and Canada. TCC’s ASL and interpretation program includes ASL I-VI, as well as foundations of interpretation, translations skills and courses in practical application to both ASL to English and English to ASL interpretation.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Learn from native signing deaf faculty in interactive classroom settings
Classes are offered on campus and online
Learn through observation and interaction with the Deaf community
You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university.
TCC's Associate of Applied Science in American Sign Language-English Interpretation consists of 5 semesters of full-time study, with classes held mainly on Chesapeake Campus.
If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part-time.
2015-16 in-state tuition and mandatory fees:
65 credits x $172.35 per credit hour = $11,202.75 (not including textbooks and supplies)
Graduates are prepared for work as interpreters within K-12 schools in the community, or for government or private agencies.
Yes, if you:
- enjoy foreign languages
- would like to work within the Deaf community