Harrison County Campus

Learn American Sign Language

About the Program

The primary focus of this curriculum is to teach students how to interpret spoken English into American Sign Language and to translate American Sign Language into spoken English.  In addition training will be given in transliteration and oral interpretation.

Other course topics will include communication skills, psychology of deafness, linguistics, deaf culture and educational interpreting. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a practicum program at local technical facilities, in local educational settings, and other area settings.

Salary Range

In Mississippi, the median salary is $47,200. Nationally, the income range is $25,620 – $82,290.

Career Opportunities

• Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

• Education Services

• Self-Employed

• Hospitals

• Government

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Interpreter Training Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Interpreter Training Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
IDT 1113 - Introduction to Interpreting 3
IDT 1211 - Expressive and Receptive Fingerspelling 1
IDT 1224 - American Sign Language I 4
IDT 1253 - Transliterating I 3
IDT 2353 - Interpreting in Special Situations 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
IDT 1123 - Foundation of Deafness 3
IDT 1234 - American Sign Language II 4
IDT 2263 - Transliterating II 3
IDT 2313 - Sign-to-Voice Interpreting I 3
IDT 2323 - Educational Interpreting 3

Total Credits: 30

Interpreter Training Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
IDT 2243 - American Sign Language III 3
IDT 2333 - Interpreting 3
IDT 2343 - Sign-to-Voice Interpreting II 3
IDT 2363 - Artistic Interpreting 3
IDT 2413 - Interpreting Practicum 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4 *
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

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For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degree programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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