Prerequisites must be taken prior to entry or application to the Sign Language Interpreting Program. American Sign Language I may be taken by any GPC student. No special permission is required to enroll in ASL I.
Students who wish to exempt ASL I should contact the department.Prerequisites for Sign Language Interpreting AAS degree 12 hours
SLIP 1904 (a) American Sign Language I 3 hours
SLIP 1905 (a) American Sign Language II 3 hours
SLIP 1906 (a) American Sign Language III 3 hours
SLIP 1907 (a) American Sign Language IV 3 hours
or demonstrated equivalent intermediate conversational American Sign Language skills
(a) These courses do not apply toward graduation requirements.
Admissions to the Sign Language Interpreting Program
This program of study requires special admission as explained below. Contact the Sign Language Interpreting program office at 678-891-3600 or visit the GPC website for more information.
The Sign Language Interpreting program sequence of professional courses (SLIP) begins only in the fall semester, and enrollment is limited. The Department of Sign Language Interpreting confirms official notification of acceptance to the program. Admission requirements include the following:
- Acceptance to Georgia Perimeter College.
- Attendance at a program orientation.
- Academic credit for ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101H and ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102H, each with a grade of "C" or better.
- Completion of Sign Language Interpreting program application, which is available in the department.
- Successful completion of an entrance interview demonstrating intermediate conversational proficiency in American Sign Language.
- Demonstration of spoken English fluency.
The College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) does not apply to this career program. However, an applicant who is admitted to the college under this program and subsequently changes to a transfer program will be subject to CPC requirements.
Sign Language Interpreting
General Education for Sign Language Interpreting AAS degree
General Education and Professional Curriculum
27-29 hoursENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 must be completed prior to admission to this program. The remaining courses in this list may be taken while taking the American Sign Language prerequisites and the SLIP professional curriculum courses.
Required Courses:RSCH 1203 Research Strategies and Technology 1 hour
COMM 1201* Public Speaking 3 hours
ENGL 1101* (a) English Composition I (Requires "C" or better) 3 hours
ENGL 1102* (a) English Composition II (Requires "C" or better) 3 hours
HIST 2112* United States History I
United States History II 3 hours
MATH 1001 (b) Quantitative Reasoning (Requires "C" or better) 3 hours
PHED Physical Education Electives 2-4 hours
POLS 1101* American Government 3 hours
PSYC 1101* Introduction to General Psychology 3 hours
Select elective from Core Area C (c) Humanities/Fine Arts 3 hours
* Or Honors version
(b) MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1113 , or MATH 2431 may be substituted for MATH 1001.
(c) Students must chose a humanities, literature, or fine arts course for their Area C elective. Students may NOT use a foreign language course to fulfill this requirement.
Professional Curriculum for Sign Language Interpreting AAS degree 39 hours
SLIP 1924 Fingerspelling and Numbers 1 hour
SLIP 1925 Classifiers in ASL 1 hour
These two courses may be taken at any time prior to or during enrollement in the
First-year courses:SLIP 1911 American Sign Language Narrative and Discourse 6 hours
SLIP 1911L Interpreting Lab 1 1 hour
SLIP 1915 Deaf History and Culture 3 hours
SLIP 1923 Consecutive ASL to English 3 hours
SLIP 1931 English to ASL Interpreting 3 hours
SLIP 1931L Interpreting Lab 2 1 hour
SLIP 1941 Introduction to Interpreting 3 hours
Second-year courses:SLIP 2901 Interpreting in Specialized Settings 3 hours
SLIP 2901L Interpreting Lab 3 1 hour
SLIP 2912 Simultaneous ASL to English 3 hours
SLIP 2912L Interpreting Lab 4 1 hour
SLIP 2932 English to American Sign Language II 3 hours
SLIP 2951 (a) Practicum 6 hours
(a) A comprehensive exam and student portfolio are required to exit the program.
Effective Fall 2014