Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

ITP-105 - Introduction to Interpreting (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course provides students with an overview of the sign language interpreting field. The history and development of sign language interpreting will be explored. Various models of interpreting will be discussed. Analytical techniques employed by interpreters will be introduced. Laws governing the provision of interpreting services in the state of Pennsylvania will be addressed, along with issues pertaining to qualifications and certifications. Students will have the opportunity to begin consecutive interpreting of selected American Sign Language (ASL) and English texts.

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