|Faculty:||School of Trades and Technology
|Field of Study:||American Sign Language (ASL)
|Description:||As an interpreter, you are the crucial link between two very different worlds. You take a message from English, in a hearing-world context, and place it in American Sign Language (ASL) in a Deaf-cultural context, without changing or influencing its meaning. You also do the same in reverse. Both worlds depend on you in order to understand each other. As an interpreter, you require excellent social and interpersonal skills, as well as emotional stamina and agility.
There is a shortage of qualified Interpreters within this province and beyond. There is a high employment rate for graduates in both full-time and part-time work. Opportunities exist in the school system from kindergarten to Grade 12, at community colleges and universities, as well as in the community at large. Interpreters are needed in the legal system, in hospitals, at meetings, on TV, and a wide variety of venues. Our graduates are employed by the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA), as well as several other referral agencies.