Interpreter Preparation, A.S.

The 35 units in this degree plus all MSJC General Education Option A (24 units) to include ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) (3 units) and COMM-100 Public Speaking (3 units) for a total of 60 units is required to earn an Associate in Science in Interpreter Preparation.


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MSJC General Education Option A  

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
ASL-110 Deaf Culture and Community 3
ASL-201 American Sign Language III (formerly ASL-103) 4
ASL-501 Fingerspelling, Numbers & Classifiers (formerly ASL-102) 3
Spring Semester 1
ASL-202 American Sign Language IV (formerly ASL-104) 4
ASL-203 American Sign Language V (formerly ASL-105) 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 1 3
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
Fall Semester 2
IPP-510 Introduction to ASL/English Interpreting (formerly IPP-101) 3
IPP-511 Processing Skills Development (formerly IPP-103) 3
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
COMM-100 Public Speaking 1 3
CSCR-116 Integrative Career/Life Planning (formerly GUID-116) 3
Spring Semester 2
IPP-515 ASL to English Interpreting I (formerly IPP-104) 3
IPP-516 English to ASL Interpreting I (formerly IPP-105) 3
ASL-505 American Sign Language Linguistics (formerly ASL-150) 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
ANTH-101 Biological Anthropology 3
Fall Semester 3
IPP-610 Ethical & Professional Standards of Interpreting (formerly IPP-201) 3
IPP-615 ASL to English Interpreting II (formerly IPP-204) 3
IPP-616 English to ASL Interpreting II (formerly IPP-205) 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
Spring Semester 3
IPP-625 Specialized Interpreting (formerly IPP-210) 3
IPP-650 Practicum and Seminar (formerly IPP-250) 2
 Total Units74

Other General Education courses cannot be substituted for ANTH 145 and COMM 100 as they are required for the degree.

Note: AREA G (Math Competency) can be demonstrated by a high school math course at or above the level of Algebra 2 with a grade of C or better.

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required Courses35
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ASL-110Deaf Culture and Community3
ASL-203American Sign Language V (formerly ASL-105)3
ASL-505American Sign Language Linguistics (formerly ASL-150)3
IPP-510Introduction to ASL/English Interpreting (formerly IPP-101)3
IPP-511Processing Skills Development (formerly IPP-103)3
IPP-515ASL to English Interpreting I (formerly IPP-104)3
IPP-516English to ASL Interpreting I (formerly IPP-105)3
IPP-610Ethical & Professional Standards of Interpreting (formerly IPP-201)3
IPP-615ASL to English Interpreting II (formerly IPP-204)3
IPP-616English to ASL Interpreting II (formerly IPP-205)3
IPP-625Specialized Interpreting (formerly IPP-210)3
IPP-650Practicum and Seminar (formerly IPP-250)2
Total Units35

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