Nova Scotia Community College

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American Sign Language / English Interpretation

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
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.
URL:American Sign Language / English Interpretation at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,936

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    High School Graduation Diploma (or equivalent) and successful completion of the Deaf Studies Certificate (or equivalent).

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2018