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.
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When Holli Tempe was child, she loved to watch Linda Bove, the deaf actress who played Linda the Librarian on the PBS children’s show Sesame Street. She was fascinated when Bove would pop up in a little interpreting bubble during the show. Years later, when Tempe started her studies at St. Read more.
Graduates from St. Petersburg College’s Sign Language Interpretation program recently traveled to Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the first college established for the Deaf in the United States. Graduates learned about the history of the university, now celebrating its 150th anniversary. Read more.
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