SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
Associate in Applied Science (SLI.AAS)
In this program, leading to a Sign Language Interpreter Associate in Applied Science degree, the student will gain knowledge of the Deaf community, culture and language, with emphasis on
interpretation. The program is designed to train students to be qualified sign language interpreters. Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the student to take interpreter
certification exams. Satisfactory achievement on a certification exam is required by the State of Michigan Deaf Person’s Interpreter Act (1982 PA 204 Amended 2007) prior to becoming employed as an
interpreter. The policies and procedures regarding progression and retention in the sign language interpreter program, certification exam information, and State of Michigan registration requirements
are provided to students after enrollment in SLS 2050. In addition to tuition, students will incur additional expenses related to supplies, travel, and certification exam application.
Students must maintain a C+ or better in all required Sign Language Interpreting Program courses, including required supportive courses, in order to advance from course to course and
ultimately obtain the Sign Language Interpreter Associate in Applied Science degree.
Students must complete ENG 1510 and ENG 1520 prior to enrollment in SLS 2050.