Douglas College

Sign Language Interpretation

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Child, Family & Community Studies
Field of Study:American Sign Language (ASL)
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Sign Language, Other
Description:The Sign Language Interpretation Diploma Program prepares students to facilitate communication between hearing and deaf people in a variety of settings. Students learn principles of managing interpretation, communicating bilingually, interacting biculturally and following professional standards. Students entering the Sign Language Interpretation Program must already have a foundation in American Sign Language.
URL:Sign Language Interpretation at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must meet General College Admission Requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Successful completion of ENGL 1130 or CMNS 1115 (3 credits) (or equivalent as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide), proficiency in American Sign Language (demonstrated during the screening and selection process), and an understanding of the Deaf community, Deaf culture, hearing culture and the field of Sign Language interpreting are also required.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 10, 2020