Sign Language and Interpreter Education

This option is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to learn about deafness and sign language in-depth but do not wish to become professional interpreters. Although the Deaf Studies Option is similar to the Interpreter Education program, it does not require that students take courses specifically designed to enhance or teach interpreting skills. Instead, the Deaf Studies Option offers a more general education in liberal arts.

 

 

Deaf Studies Option

Degree: Associate in Arts
College Code: SLS.AA

Program Description
This option is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to learn about deafness and sign language in depth but do not wish to become professional interpreters. Although the Deaf Studies option is similar to the Interpreter Education program, it does not require that students take courses specifically designed to enhance or teach interpreting skills. Instead, the Deaf Studies Option offers a more general education in liberal arts.

Program Information
The program provides fluency in American Sign Language; fosters a commitment to empower the deaf in society through support service initiatives; and prepares students to assess the communication needs of the deaf in a variety of settings.

Employment Opportunities
Though this curriculum does not prepare students for specific careers after graduation, the broad liberal arts background assists students in pursuing careers in deafness which require advanced degrees. These careers include audiology, counseling for the deaf, and psychology for the deaf.

Department Contacts
Professor Brian Morrison, Coordinator
Telephone: (856) 227-7200, ext. 4948
E-mail: bmorrison@camdencc.edu

Professor Sally Ann Emilius
Telephone: (856) 227-7200, ext. 4250
TTY: (856) 374-5045
E-mail:semilius@camdencc.edu