Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting Advisement Form (PDF file - requires Acrobat Reader)
The certificate program is recommended for students who already hold a bachelor's degree or higher. It consists of courses in the major field of study. This program of study requires special admission. Contact the Sign Language Interpreting program office at 678-891-3600 or visit the GPC website for more information. Prospective students must meet a program standard of conversational fluency in American Sign Language and must have completed ENGL 1101 and 1102 prior to entry.
International students holding an F-1 Visa may not enroll in certificate or dual degree programs.Prerequisites for Sign Language Interpreting Certificate
SLIP 2000 (a) (formerly 1904) American Sign Language I 3 hours
SLIP 2010 (a) (formerly 1905) American Sign Language II 3 hours
SLIP 2050 (a) (formerly 1906) American Sign Language III 3 hours
SLIP 2070 (a) (formerly 1907) American Sign Language IV 3 hours
OR demonstrated equivalent intermediate conversational American Sign Language skills
General Education Required Courses:
ENGL 1101* (b) English Composition I (Requires "C" or better) 3 hours
ENGL 1102* (b) English Composition II (Requires "C" or better) 3 hours
(a) These courses do not apply toward graduation requirements.
(b) These courses constitute the general education segment of the curriculum and must be completed prior to enrolling in the professional curriculum.
SLIP 2051 (formerly 1924) Fingerspelling and Numbers 1 hour
SLIP 2071 (formerly 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 (c) Practicum 6 hours
(a) A comprehensive exam and student portfolio are required to exit the program.
- This program of study requires special admission. For additional information, contact the Sign Language Interpreting Program office, Clarkston Campus (678-891-3600), or visit the Sign Language Interpreting Program website at www.gpc.edu/~gpcslip.
- Students wishing to audit or enroll in selected courses from the program must obtain approval from the program coordinator and will be admitted on a space available basis. Students will be required to earn at least 80 percent on the final examination in the prerequisite skills class. It is expected that the students will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to complete requirements of the selected course.
- Courses taken for the Sign Language Interpreting Certificate can be used for the Associate of Applied Science in Sign Language Interpreting.
Effective Fall 2015