Academics

Interpreter Preparation – Certificate

The mission of the Interpreter Preparation Certificate program is to produce entry level professional interpreters by providing students with interpreting/transliterating skills, a general knowledge of deafness, and understanding of the interpreting profession.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 45

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
IPP 110AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 4
IPP 111AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 4
IPP 112AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III 3
IPP 115DEAF CULTURE I 3
IPP 118AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: FINGERSPELLING AND NUMBERING I 2
IPP 120INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETING 2
IPP 121PRACTICAL AND ETHICAL APPLICATIONS OF INTERPRETING 3
IPP 210AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV 3
IPP 211AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE V 3
IPP 216OCCUPATIONAL INTERPRETING  3
IPP 220INTERPRETING I 3
IPP 221INTERPRETING II 3
IPP 230VOICE INTERPRETING I 3
IPP 231VOICE INTERPRETING II 3
IPP 260INTERPRETING INTERNSHIP 3

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1IPP 110; IPP 115; IPP 120
Spring Semester 1IPP 111; IPP 118; IPP 121
Summer SemesterIPP 112
Fall Semester 2IPP 210; IPP 216; IPP 220; IPP 230
Spring Semester 2IPP 211; IPP 221; IPP 231; IPP 260

Program Contact Information

Humanities Department

Room 315B

(309) 694-5342


Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Education & Training
Pathway: Professional Support Services
ICC Pathway: Interpreter Preparation

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Lab Science/Mathematics | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Interpreters and Translators | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Interpreter Preparation – Certificate (45 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

RID-NIC, TEP-BEI, EIPA

Employment Information

Interpreters, Sign language interpreters $20-35/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Interpreter Preparation (64 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

RID-NIC, TEP-BEI, EIPA

Employment Information

Interpreters, Sign language interpreters$20-35/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements