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Career Area: Education and Training
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-533-1
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Students speaking American Sign Language (ASL)

Sign Language Interpreting in Education Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Educational Interpreter
Hearing Impaired Interpreter
Sign Language Interpreter
Educational Sign Language Interpreter
Educational Interpreter for deaf

Average Median Wage


Sign Language Interpreting in Education Programs

Educational interpreters are the communication links between deaf or hard of hearing students and the classroom teacher. They use signs and oral interpreting techniques and strategies for language and reading development. Interpreters are members of the deaf education team at the school and may provide tutoring and note-taking services. The program involves classroom, laboratory and internship experiences. Students are encouraged to acquire sign vocabulary and deaf contact prior to entering the program. Competencies developed throughout the program include respect for deaf culture, interpreting, transliterating, ethical and professional decision making, and instructional support.

Sign Language Interpreting in Education Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Northcentral Sign Language Interpreting in Education at Northcentral