Program Details

Photo of two students learning to sign in class.
Photo of two students learning to sign in class.

Program Requirements

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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Program-Specific Admission Process
The Sign Language Interpreter/Transliterator program has a program-specific application form and admission process. 

On the Application to Sign Language Interpreter/Transliterator Program  form, students verify satisfactory completion or courses in progress of the below requirements: 

  • American Sign Language 1 with a “C” or better 
  • American Sign Language 2 with a “C” or better 
  • American Sign Language 3 with a combined GPA of 3.0 in ASL 3 & ASL 4 
  • American Sign Language 4 with a combined GPA of 3.0 in ASL 3 & ASL 4 
  • English Composition 1 (ENGL 1711 or equivalent course) with a “C” or better 
  • Lifespan Psychology (PSYC 1720) preferred; General Psychology (PSYC 1710) accepted. Course must be completed with a “C” or better 

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Education: K-12, College/university  
  • Community service organizations  
  • Human/Social services agencies  
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Potential Employers

  • K-12 school districts 
  • Colleges and universities 
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services 
  • Minnesota Department of Economic Security 
  • Minnesota Employment Center 

Transfer Pathways

Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below.

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Sign Language Interpreter/Transliterator AAS Degree 

  • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University  
  • BS Applied Organizational Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato   
  • BS Healthcare and Human Service Management, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus 
  • BA Health Care Administration, Concordia University-St. Paul 

Additional Benefits

  • Learn from faculty with expertise in areas of teaching interpreting/transliterating 
  • Acquire knowledge of community resources that serve and/or are run by Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind people 
  • Apply interpreting/transliterating skills and professional responsibilities during a supervised internship experience 
  • Enhance knowledge and appreciation of multicultural features of society 
  • Learn the culture and history of Deaf people to better facilitate communication between Deaf and Hearing individuals