Admissions to the Sign Language Interpreting Program
This program of study requires special admission as explained below. Contact the Sign Language Interpreting program office at 678-891-3600 or visit the GPC website for more information.
The Sign Language Interpreting program sequence of professional courses (SLIP) begins only in the fall semester, and enrollment is limited. The Department of Sign Language Interpreting confirms official notification of acceptance to the program. Admission requirements include the following:
- Acceptance to Georgia Perimeter College.
- Attendance at a program orientation.
- Academic credit for ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101H and ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102H, each with a grade of "C" or better.
- Completion of Sign Language Interpreting program application, which is available in the department.
- Successful completion of an entrance interview demonstrating intermediate conversational proficiency in American Sign Language.
- Demonstration of spoken English fluency.
The College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) does not apply to this career program. However, an applicant who is admitted to the college under this program and subsequently changes to a transfer program will be subject to CPC requirements.
Sign Language Interpreting
General Education and Professional Curriculum
|Prerequisites for Sign Language Interpreting AAS degree|
|SLIP 1904 (a)||American Sign Lang I||3 hours|
|SLIP 1905 (a)||American Sign Lang II||3 hours|
|SLIP 1906 (a)||American Sign Lang III||3 hours|
|SLIP 1907 (a)||American Sign Lang IV||3 hours|
|or demonstrated equivalent intermediate conversational American Sign Language skills|
(a) These courses do not apply toward graduation requirements.
|General Education for Sign Language Interpreting AAS degree||
|ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 must be completed prior to admission to this program. The remaining courses in this list may be taken while taking the American Sign Language prerequisites and the SLIP professional curriculum courses.|
|ATEC 1201||Computer Concepts||1 hour|
|RSCH 1203||Research Strategies and Technology||1 hour|
|COMM 1201*||Public Speaking||3 hours|
|ENGL 1101* (a)||English Composition I||3 hours|
|ENGL 1102* (a)||English Composition II||3 hours|
United States History I
United States History II
|MATH 1001 (b)||Quantitative Skills and Reasoning||3 hours|
|PHED||Physical Education Electives||2-4 hours|
|POLS 1101*||American Government||3 hours|
|PSYC 1101*||Introduction to General Psychology||3 hours|
|Select elective from Core Area C (c)||Humanities/Fine Arts||3 hours|
* Or Honors version
|(a)||ENGL 1101* and ENGL 1102* must be completed prior to admission to this program. The remaining general education courses my be taken while a student is taking the American Sign Language prerequisites and the SLIP professional curriculum.|
|(b)||MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1113 , or MATH 2431 may be substituted for MATH 1001.|
|(c)||Students must chose a humanities, literature, or fine arts course for their Area C elective. Students may NOT use a foreign language course to fulfill this requirement.|
|Professional Curriculum for Sign Language Interpreting AAS degree|
|SLIP 1924||Fingerspelling and Numbers||1 hour|
|SLIP 1925||Classifiers in ASL||1 hour|
These two courses may be taken at any time prior to or during enrollement in the
|SLIP 1911||American Sign Language Narrative and Discourse||6 hours|
|SLIP 1911L||Interpreting Lab 1||1 hour|
|SLIP 1915||Deaf History and Culture||3 hours|
|SLIP 1923||Consecutive ASL to English||3 hours|
|SLIP 1931||English to ASL Interpreting||3 hours|
|SLIP 1931L||Interpreting Lab 2||1 hour|
|SLIP 1941||Introduction to Interpreting||3 hours|
|SLIP 2901||Interpreting in Specialized Settings||3 hours|
|SLIP 2901L||Interpreting Lab 3||1 hour|
|SLIP 2912||Simultaneous ASL to English||3 hours|
|SLIP 2912L||Interpreting Lab 4||1 hour|
|SLIP 2932||English to American Sign Language II||3 hours|
|SLIP 2951 (a)||Practicum||6 hours|
(a) A comprehensive exam and student portfolio are required to exit the program.
Effective Fall 2011