PCC/ CCOG / ITP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ITP 284

Course Number:
ITP 284
Course Title:
Interpreting Internship II
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Applies interpreting skills in educational settings to gain practical experience assuming the role of an educational interpreter in a structured setting with on-going feedback from professional educational interpreters acting as mentors. Passing the qualifying exam the term prior to enrollment or completion of ITP 283 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.
 

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 for the course, of which 45 hours must be actual interpreting.
 

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 40

Applies interpreting skills in educational settings to gain practical

experience assuming the role of an educational interpreter in a structured

setting with on-going feedback from professional educational interpreters

acting as mentors. Passing the qualifying exam the term prior to enrollment

or completion of ITP 283 is required.

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.

Human Relations
Hours: 45

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.

Applies interpreting skills in educational settings to gain practical

experience assuming the role of an educational interpreter in a structured

setting with on-going feedback from professional educational interpreters

acting as mentors. Passing the qualifying exam the term prior to enrollment

or completion of ITP 283 is required.