Interpreter Preparation Certificate

The 35 units in this certificate plus ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) (3 units) and COMM-100 Public Speaking (3 units) (if not already taken)  are required to earn a certificate in Interpreter Preparation.


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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ASL-203 American Sign Language V (formerly ASL-105) 3
ASL-505 American Sign Language Linguistics (formerly ASL-150) 3
IPP-510 Introduction to ASL/English Interpreting (formerly IPP-101) 3
IPP-511 Processing Skills Development (formerly IPP-103) 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
Spring Semester 1
IPP-515 ASL to English Interpreting I (formerly IPP-104) 3
IPP-516 English to ASL Interpreting I (formerly IPP-105) 3
IPP-610 Ethical & Professional Standards of Interpreting (formerly IPP-201) 3
ANTH-145 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics) 3
Fall Semester 2
IPP-615 ASL to English Interpreting II (formerly IPP-204) 3
IPP-616 English to ASL Interpreting II (formerly IPP-205) 3
ASL-110 Deaf Culture and Community 3
Spring Semester 2
IPP-625 Specialized Interpreting (formerly IPP-210) 3
IPP-650 Practicum and Seminar (formerly IPP-250) 2
 Total Units41
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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This program is designed to be completed in 12 months. 

This program will cost $1,1472 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt.  

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

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Cost per unit $46 

Parking Permits cost $68 a year or $34 a semester  

RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester  

SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester  

Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Help a Student Fund (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Student Health Center Fee - $46 a year or $23 a semester 

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