Jun 01, 2023  
2022-2024 Catalog 
2022-2024 Catalog

Sign Language Interpreting, AAS

Location(s): Trinity River Campus

Associate of Applied Science

Human & Public Service Pathway
Learn more about Sign Language Interpreting


The following courses are prerequisites for admission into American Sign Language (ASL) III.

Program Requirements

Total Degree Hours: 65

* Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy, and Culture, and Mathematics or Science must be chosen from the corresponding section of the Core Curriculum .

NOTE: Mathematical competency is required for completion by TSI liable students.

Student must have credit for SGNL 1401  before taking SLNG 1211 .
Student must have credit for SGNL 1401  and SGNL 1402  before taking SGNL 2301 .
Student must have credit for SGNL 2301  before taking
SGNL 2302 .

Selective Admission Criteria:

A selection committee reviews applications and selects applicants who best meet the following criteria:

  • Prior to admission to Interpreting II, students must successfully complete ASL I, II, III and IV and Composition I with a GPA of 3.0.
  • Students must demonstrate language fluency and proficiency in both English and American Sign Language.
  • Recommendations by American Sign Language instructors and/or Deaf Community members will be required.

Students who are selected for admission into interpreting specialized courses must complete and earn a minimum grade of “C” for each specialized course and Composition I.

After satisfactory completion of specialized courses in the Sign Language Interpreting Program, the student is prepared to take the state basic certification exam administered by the Board of Evaluators of Interpreters for the Deaf

Students seeking certification through the Board of Evaluators of Interpreters for the Deaf must meet the following requirements set forth by the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services:

1) Pass a criminal background history;
2) Complete 30 hours of college credit to take the Test of English Proficiency; and
3) Complete a minimum of 60 hours of college credit to take the Basic performance test.

Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares a student for an occupational license. However, the student may not be eligible for licensing if they have a prior criminal history. For more details, see House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements .