Course Content and Outcome Guide for ITP 263

Course Number:
ITP 263
Course Title:
Interpreting Theory IV
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Special Fee:

Course Description

Covers business practices, marketing, networking, resources at national, state, and local level. Includes development of business plan, portfolio, and other tools for beginning one's career. Prerequisites: ITP 262.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:Be prepared to establish a freelance interpreting businessAccept interpreting assignments appropriately as an independent contractorUse business and job-finding skills to advance professional goalsUse networking contacts to gain employment and develop business and professional relationshipsEngage with and contribute to local professional organizations Oregon and/or WashingtonRegistry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Course Activities and Design

This course will consist of lecture, discussion, videotapes, guest speakers, and hands-on application of techniques.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Formal examinations or quizzes, a written business plan, a portfolio, and a research paper.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

? Business practices for working in private practice? Qualifications an interpreter needs? Networking approaches, skills? Resources for developing a small business