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American Sign Language

The signs point to a new career

Learn to bridge communication for Deaf people by learning American Sign Language-English Interpretation skills. American Sign Language (ASL) is recognized as a complete, complex language and has been for more than 50 years. It is still gaining recognition and popularity in the United States and Canada. TCC’s ASL and interpretation program includes ASL I-VI, foundations of interpretation, translations skills, and courses in practical application of both ASL to English and English to ASL interpretation.

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Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - American Sign Language-English Interpretation

This program teaches the foundational knowledge and skills for entry-level employment, as well as ongoing professional development, into the ASL-English Interpretation profession. Learn in an interactive classroom setting and with real-world experience through the 150-hour internship.

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Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - American Sign Language

Learn to communicate using ASL, the native language of the Deaf community. ASL is a natural language with grammatical structure and rules for syntax. Our program will teach you how to communicate directly with members of the Deaf community.

Additional Program Information:

Students who complete the ASL-English Interpretation associate degree program will have the knowledge to take both the written portion of the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS) and the knowledge portion of the Educational Interpreter’s Proficiency Assessment (EIPA), and the foundational skills to prepare for the performance portions of both these tests, as well as pursue additional credentials following completion of the program.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • have a knack for languages
  • enjoy working with people and want to work within the Deaf community
  • like working in a variety of different environments