Curriculum Guideline

Sign Language Interpretation (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPSLI
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Sign Language Interpretation
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Sign Language Interp Dipl
Date of First Offering
Start Term
202130
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Sign Language Interpretation
Length of Program
Five semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements;
  • successful completion of ENGL 1130 or CMNS 1115 (3 credits) (or equivalent as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide);
  • proficiency in American Sign Language (demonstrated during the screening and selection process); and
  • an understanding of the Deaf community, Deaf culture, hearing culture and the field of Sign Language interpreting, as demonstrated by one of the following:

               successful completion of an ASL and Deaf Studies Program; or

               successful completion of the following seven courses (21 credits) (or equivalent as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide):

                 -  One of CMNS 1104 or CMNS 1216 (3 credits)

                 -  One of CMNS 1125 or PEFA 1100 (3 credits)

                 -  INTR 1101 (3 credits)

                 -  INTR 1102 (3 credits)

                 -  INTR 1103 (3 credits)

                 -  One 11XX-level (first-year) LING (3 credits)

                 -  SOCI 1125 (3 credits)

 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Students are responsible for providing all necessary documentation to demonstrate English Entrance requirements or equivalencies.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

INTR 2110

Positionality in the Deaf Community

2.50

INTR 2142

Foundations of Practice I

3.00

INTR 2155

Interpretation Theory & Practice I: Translation

3.00

INTR 2130

Deaf Community Service Learning I

2.50

MODL 2164

American Sign Language Level 8

3.00

Semester I Total Credits

 

14.00

Semester II

INTR 2210

Ethics & Professional Decision Making

2.50

INTR 2242

Foundations of Practice II

2.00

INTR 2255

Interpretation Theory & Practice II

3.00

INTR 2230

Deaf Community Service Learning II

2.50

INTR 2201

Deafhood: Pathways to Identity & Diversity

2.50

MODL 2262

American Sign Language Level 9

3.00

Semester II Total Credits

 

15.50

Semester III

INTR 2355

Interpretation Theory & Practice III: Community

3.00

MODL 2361

American Sign Language Level 10

3.00

Semester III Total Credits

 

6.00

Semester IV

INTR 3110

Self & Community of Practice

3.00

INTR 3120

Interpreting in Educational Settings

3.00

INTR 3155

Interpretation Theory & Practice IV

5.00

INTR 3161

Advanced Pre-interpreting ASL

3.00

Semester IV Total Credits

 

14.00

Semester V

INTR 3242

Practicum Readiness

1.50

INTR 3280

Practicum I

4.50

INTR 3290

Practicum II

4.50

Semester V Total Credits

 

10.50

 Total Program Credits

 

60.00