Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
9/7/2016Frederick Community College
Proposal
AAS/LDCSign Language Interpreter Preparatory Program11/6/2016Approved2/22/2017
Sign Language Interpreter Preparatory Program Program Description
The Sign Language Interpreter Program prepares students to work as entry-level sign language interpreters to facilitate and mediate communication between Deaf/hard of hearing and hearing people.  Students will develop both receptive and expressive American Sign Language (ASL) skills and experience a variety of learning environments, including classroom work, laboratory practice, and field placement.  The program requires that students have both in-class and out-of-class experience with members of the Deaf community to further develop ASL fluency and cultural competency.  Upon graduation, students will be prepared to sit for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) written exam.