Liberal Arts & Transfer Studies Division
Associate of Applied Science • 60 Credit Hours
The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in American Sign Language (ASL) gives students a foundation in ASL and to acquaint them with basic issues of concern to the Deaf Community.
Our ASL Program offers a 1 year certificate in Deaf Studies as well as a 2 year Associate’s degree in American Sign Language. Students have the option of 1 year or two years of study.
Once we have recieved your transcript, most General Education courses as well as college level ASL courses are accepted in our program with a grade of C or higher.
Attending class and participating is vital to learning American Sign Language and becoming skilled in the new and exciting language. Because ASL is a visual language, you must be present to learn, practice, and be successful.
Click on the green “Apply Now” button above, and once you have completed the application process, we can get you registered for your ASL courses at MCTC!
Interpreters & Translators
2019 Median Pay
$24.92 per hour
Number of Jobs
77,400 in 2019
Much faster than average employment.
For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in American Sign Language (ASL) offers a foundation in ASL and to acquaint them with basic issues of concern to the Deaf community. Furthermore, the program offers an opportunity to individuals already working in the Deaf community to increase their understanding of ASL and Deaf Culture in order to strengthen their knowledge and their communication skills.
What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degrees in American Sign Language, the graduate will be able to effectively communicate with Deaf persons in informal settings in teaching, human services, or health care.
Learn about our one-year certificate in Deaf Studies.
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Employment of Interpreters and Translators projected to grow 19 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Interpreters work in settings such as schools, hospitals, courtrooms, meeting rooms, and conference centers. Some Interpreters work companies, individual organization, or private clients. Self-employed interpreters frequently have variable work schedules.
American Sign Language skills are needed by professionals in public and private agencies and educational settings serving the deaf/hard of hearing people (e.g. teachers, counselors, consultants, therapists, specialists) by enhancing their ability to understand and communicate with the deaf and hard hearing. In addition, sign language interpreting is a rapidly expanding filed. Schools, government agencies, and private businesses employ interpreters. Interpreters work in a variety of settings including medical, legal, religious, mental health, rehabilitation, performing arts, and business. Part-time, full-time, freelance and salaried positions are available in most metropolitan areas across the country.