CERTIFICATE IN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING
ASL class signing a song during 2016 Cardboard Challenge
The Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting is designed to train individuals to become Sign Language Interpreters and facilitators of communication for the Deaf. The program combines theoretical and practical learning experiences that will further develop the students' linguistic knowledge and understanding of American Sign Language (ASL), as well as their awareness of Deaf culture.
The GCC Advantage
The advantage of earning a Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting from Guam Community College is that the faculty, staff and administrators take to heart its mission - "to be a leader in career and technical workforce development by providing the highest quality education and job training in Micronesia."
Our instructors care about and want their students to succeed. Often, they will spend the extra time to make sure a concept is clear, and that students understand the practical, real-life applications of the classroom concepts they are learning.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes Program Mission
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective communication skills using American Sign Language (ASL).
- Demonstrate critical thinking and appropriate ethical responses required by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf's (RID) Code of Professional Conduct.
- Display a non-biased attitude when working the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through proper conduct.
GCC's Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting program prepares students to facilitate communication for the Deaf in a variety of community and educational settings.
Location: Bldg. E / First Floor / Room E-101