Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


ITP-206 - Interpreter Ethics (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: ITP105 or instructor's approval
This course will present students with an overview of the laws which govern our profession, the certifications required and the legal, professional and cultural expectations for the professional interpreter. Students will discuss and review federal, state and local laws and statutes as applied to both community and educational situations, including: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Integrated Disability Education and Awareness (IDEA) PL94-142 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students will discuss state certification and registration requirements for both community and educational interpreters including: National Interpreter Certification (NIC), Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration (CT), Oral Interpreting Certificate (OIC) and Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI). Additionally, students will discuss confidentiality, the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC), cultural mediation and client advocacy.


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