Monday – October 24, 2016
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Prepare for entry-level employment as a sign language interpreter for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. Coursework is directed at preparing you to interpret the spoken English of hearing people and present it to deaf and hard-of-hearing people in American Sign Language. You will also be instructed in interpreting American Sign Language into spoken English.
Career Outlook: Increasing numbers of community agencies, organizations and service providers are hiring interpreters in conformance with federal regulations. Most full-time jobs are in the educational setting. Freelance opportunities are abundant.
Program Code: 10-533-2
Start Dates: August
Special Admission Requirements: Completion of two years of ASL in high school, courses INTP-126 and INTP-127 American Sign Language 1 and 2, or the equivalent; see an MATC counselor or program advisor for details about this requirement. The Admission process also requires completion of MATC’s Health Examination Packet and a criminal background check.