Train to become a nationally certified interpreter!
Palomar College’s American Sign Language/English Interpreter Training Program is a two-year course of study that prepares students to pursue employment as American Sign Language/English interpreters. Interpreting students work to develop competency in ASL and refine their English skills for the purpose of interpreting. In addition, they develop an understanding of deaf culture and history. Students learn about ethics, decision-making processes, and professionalism. The interpreter’s role is to facilitate communication between users of American Sign Language and English while maintaining sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics.