American Sign Language & Interpreting
ASL/English Interpreting Program
ASL/English Interpreting Program Mission:
The Salt Lake Community College ASL/English Interpreting program is a comprehensive program committed to serving the broader community. Its mission is to provide quality, higher education, and lifelong learning, to people of diverse cultures, abilities, and ages; and to serve the needs of the community, government agencies, businesses, industries and other employers.
The program fulfills its mission by:
Offering an associates of applied science degree based on course work and internships, in ASL/English Interpreting, that emphasize workforce training to prepare individuals for career opportunities and an enriched lifetime of learning and growing;
Offering a program that provides opportunities for students to acquire knowledge and critical thinking skills, develop self confidence, experience personal growth and value cultural enrichment;
Maintaining an environment committed to teaching and learning, collegiality and the respectful and vigorous dialogue that nourishes active participation and service in a healthy democracy.
ASL/English Interpreting Program Philosophy:It is the philosophy of the Salt Lake Community College Interpreter Education Program that by providing students with meaningful educational experiences that balance theoretical foundation, skill development, professional application, and ethical awareness, students will complete the program well prepared to enter the workforce.