Interpreter Training Programs

Pierpont Community and Technical College

School of Human Services

Ruby Losh, Program Coordinator

1201 Locust Avenue
Jaynes Hall 301A
Fairmont, WV
Phone: 304-816-0658

About the Program: The American Sign Language/Interpreter Education Program (ASL/IEP) is a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program to train individuals to become ASL conversationalist and or professional ASL interpreters. Successful graduates of this program can seek jobs opportunities in settings such as educational, medical, legal, mental health, religious, social and community based employment. This program provides individuals with the professional knowledge and skills that meet or exceed the minimum professional standards necessary to perform in a broad range of interpreting assignments. This program will to prepare individuals for the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) and Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS).

BridgeValley Community and Technical College

General Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Kristi Ellenberg, Dean of General and Transfer Education

2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-205-6622

About the Program: The American Sign Language Interpreting AAS at Bridge Valley Community and Technical College provides rich opportunities to learn American Sign Language from native ASL signers and certified interpreters. Students will develop proficiency in ASL and Interpreting during the program which includes formal classroom instruction, small group practice, and practical experiences. American Sign Language interpreters are responsible for conveying information, as well as the meaning and intention between signed and spoken English with an emphasis on cultural and regional dialects. Training in this program prepares students to take the state certification exam, which will qualify students to work as interpreters in educational, medical, legal, and governmental venues.