American Sign Language Interpreting
Why Choose Delgado for ASL Interpreting?
Established in 1976, Delgado's ASL Interpreting program is one of the College's oldest and premier programs! The program boasts the following features:
- Highly experienced, caring faculty
- Low student-teacher ratio
- ASL lab
- Preparation for the national knowledge exam
- Affordable tuition and financial aid for those who qualify
The American Sign Language Interpreting Program at Delgado is the only academic interpreting program in the state of Louisiana. Graduates from this program are prepared to work in a variety of entry-level settings for a diverse population and to begin the national certification process.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the ASL Interpreting Program, students should be able to:
- Describe, explain, and discuss Deaf culture, including the values and influence of diverse cultural, historical, and global perspectives on, and in, the Deaf community;
- Evaluate culturally based linguistic and nonlinguistic information to create dynamic equivalent translations in American Sign Language and written and spoken English discourse;
- Apply entry-level competencies as defined by best practices in the field of sign language interpreting by producing accurate, meaningful, and effective interpretations;
- Apply the principles of the interpreting profession's code of professional conduct in ethical-decision making