As Deaf individuals increasingly access education, career and community services, the demand for Sign Language Interpreters is growing across the country. If you are skilled in American Sign Language (ASL), this program will prepare you for a dynamic career in a rapidly-expanding field.
- Unique in British Columbia and the oldest program of its kind in Canada
- Learn with excellent faculty in a program emphasizing experience and community work terms
- Earn your diploma in just 2 years
- Great employment opportunities for graduates
Students entering the Sign Language Interpretation program must already have a foundation in American Sign Language. To attain required fluency, students are encouraged to complete an accredited program in ASL and Deaf Studies before applying.
As a student in the Program of Sign Language Interpretation you will complete three, one-month practicum placements during your final semester, when you will be teamed with professional interpreters in their work settings.
Graduates of the Program of Sign Language Interpretation program will be able to interpret meaning, communicate bilingually, act bi-culturally, act ethically, take care of self and use appropriate business skills.
Student Success Story
Find out what it’s like to be part of the Sign Language Interpretation program – watch our video!