CC trains sign-language interpreters

When deaf students are mainstreamed into regular classes, they need a skilled sign-language interpreter, says Rob Hills, director of the ASL-English Interpretation Program (AEIP) at LaGuardia Community College in New York. With a grant from the U.S. Education Department, the college will train more interpreters to work in school settings.

AEIP applicants need an associate degree, such as LCC’s degree in deaf studies and ASL.  While in the program, they can earn a bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies: ASL-English Interpretation through a partnership with Empire State College.