Our A.S. in Sign Language Interpretation provides students with sign language skills, an understanding of deaf culture, knowledge of the interpreter's role and skill development to prepare students to apprentice to get started in the profession of sign language interpreting.
St. Petersburg College offers one of the most well respected Sign Language Interpretation training programs in the United States. SPC instructors are certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) and/or the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
Students who successfully complete the 72-credit-hour program in interpreter training at St. Petersburg College will earn an Associate in Science in Sign Language Interpretation.
American Sign Language and Interpreting classes can be taken as part of our Sign Language Interpretation A.S. degree program and can help satisfy elective requirements for the Association in Arts degree. View current class offerings for:
With the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the need for skilled, qualified interpreters for the deaf continues to grow. Salaries vary based upon certification level, competency, experience, location and employer. Tampa Bay area has the fifth largest deaf population in the country. Certified Interpreters are hired to work for business, education, community organizations, medical facilities, government, law enforcement and more.
Students participate in an intense practicum and internship at SPC and other sites in the community, which provide firsthand experience in the interpreting field.
Get details on apprenticeship and national certification.
Communications Department2465 Drew StreetClearwater, FL 33765Phone: 727-791-2609FAX: 727-791-5907
For the third consecutive year, graduates of St. Petersburg College’s Sign Language Interpretation program traveled to Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. with ASL/INT instructors Professor Carol Downing and Dr. Beth Carlson to experience its historically significant environment. Gallaudet University was the first college established for the Deaf in the United States. Read more.
Eighteen students in the St. Petersburg College Sign Language Interpretation program are working in the community as interns this semester, the largest number in a semester since the program started more than 20 years ago. Read more.
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