PCC/ CCOG / ITP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ITP 283

Course Number:
ITP 283
Course Title:
Interpreting Internship I
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Applies interpreting skills in business, agency, or college settings to gain practical experience assuming the role of a professional interpreter in a structured setting with on-going feedback from professional interpreters acting as mentors. Passing the qualifying exam the term prior to enrollment is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to enter the work force as entry-level interpreters. Students will be able to:

  • Work as a member of a team of interpreters
  • Prepare for an interpreting assignment
  • Determine consumers' language use
  • Manage the interpreting process
  • Provide accurate sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpretations
  • Apply the RID Code of Ethics
  • Behave in a professional manner

Course Activities and Design


Students will begin by observing the professional interpreter (mentor) at the placement site. During the second week of placement they will meet with their mentors and Deaf consumers to determine their readiness to begin interpreting.

Beginning with the third week of placement interns will, with the permission of their mentors and Deaf consumers, gradually begin to take over the interpreting responsibilities, beginning with a short section, and gradually increasing the time until they are fully responsible for the interpretation. Students passing the QE with a DP must complete an additional 10 hours of interpreting practice during the term for each DP and in the content area of the DP. The format of these 10 hours will include practice with SLIP staff and must be approved by internship instructor.
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

On-site evaluation by Department Chairs and/or internship instructor. At least one Deaf and one hearing evaluator should be used. Weekly journals and other written assignments will also be evaluated, although interpreting skills evaluations will constitute the primary means of assessment. Students must earn a total of 99 hours, of which 45 must be actual interpreting, to receive credit for the course.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


 

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 5

 

 

 

Outcomes:

  • Prepare for an interpreting assignment

Activities:

Applies interpreting skills in business, agency, or college settings to

gain practical experience assuming the role of a professional

interpreter in a structured setting with on-going feedback from

professional interpreters acting as mentors. Passing the qualifying

exam the term prior to enrollment is required.

 

 

 

 

Communication
Hours: 40

 

 

 

Outcomes:

  • Prepare for an interpreting assignment
  • Determine consumers' language use
  • Manage the interpreting process
  • Provide accurate sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpretations

Activities:

Students will begin by observing the professional interpreter

(mentor) at the placement site. During the second week of

placement they will meet with their mentors and Deaf consumers to

determine their readiness to begin interpreting.

Beginning with the third week of placement interns will, with the

permission of their mentors and Deaf consumers, gradually begin

to take over the interpreting responsibilities, beginning with a short

section, and gradually increasing the time until they are fully

responsible for the interpretation. Students passing the QE with a

DP must complete an additional 10 hours of interpreting practice

during the term for each DP and in the content area of the DP. The

format of these 10 hours will include practice with SLIP staff and

must be approved by internship instructor.

Human Relations
Hours: 45

 

 

 

Outcomes:

  • Work as a member of a team of interpreters
  • Determine consumers' language use
  • Manage the interpreting process
  • Provide accurate sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpretations
  • Apply the RID Code of Ethics
  • Behave in a professional manner

Activities:

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to enter

the work force as entry-level interpreters. Students will be able to:

Work as a member of a team of interpreters

Prepare for an interpreting assignment

Determine consumers' language use

Manage the interpreting process

Provide accurate sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign interpretations

Apply the RID Code of Ethics