CURRICULAR GUIDE

Sign Language Interpreter
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0187  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

A Sign Language Interpreter is a person specially trained to facilitate
communication between the deaf, and hearing communities.  State certification
for interpreters is required by taking the Quality Assurance Examination as
issued through the Division on Deafness for the State of Michigan.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Communication Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 211,
telephone number (517) 483-1040.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 34 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
SIGN 160    Orientation to Deafness                                          2
SIGN 161    American Sign Language I                                         3
SIGN 162    American Sign Language II                                        3
SIGN 163    American Sign Language III                                       3
SIGN 166    Fingerspelling                                                   2
SIGN 167    Beginning Sign to Voice                                          3
SIGN 240    Interpreting/Transliterating                                     3
SIGN 261    Principles of Interpreting                                       3
SIGN 262    Mock Quality Assurance (QA)                                      3
SIGN 263    Intermediate Sign to Voice                                       3
SIGN 267    Sign Internship I                                                3
SIGN 268    Sign Internship II                                               3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL: 2-3 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Related Professional Courses                           2-3 Credits
SIGN 164    American Sign Language IV                                        3
SIGN 168    Expressive Manual Commun                                         2
SIGN 170    Creative Arts Signing                                            2
SIGN 176    Advanced Fingerspelling                                          2
SIGN 250    Deaf Culture and History                                         3
SIGN 260    Linguistic Principles of ASL                                     3
SIGN 264    Advanced Sign to Voice                                           3
SIGN 265    Adv Interpreting/Transliterat                                    3
SIGN 294    Sign Interpreting Seminar                                        2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   36

1.    An interpreter screening is required after the successful completion of
      SIGN 163 and SIGN 167 and prior to registering for SIGN 261.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
SIGN 160          SIGN 162          SIGN 163          SIGN 240
SIGN 161          SIGN 166          SIGN 167          SIGN 261

V                 VI
SIGN 263          SIGN 262
SIGN 267          SIGN 268