Northern Essex Community College

NECC students can seamlessly transition an A.A. in Deaf Studies or A.A. in Deaf Studies - Interpreting into the Bachelor of Science in American Sign Language/English Interpreting program at UNH Manchester. Select your degree program at NECC below to see the curriculum map that outlines your course sequence at both NECC and UNH Manchester.

Specific Degree Pathways

ASL/English Interpreting Academic Pathway

We have partnered with Northern Essex Community College to offer an academic pathway that allows you to seamlessly transfer to UNH Manchester. This curriculum map will help you turn your A.A. in Deaf Studies into a B.S. in American Sign Language/English Interpreting at UNH Manchester.

Students should plan to audit INTR 540 – Principles of Translation at UNH Manchester during their fourth semester at NECC. For students who have applied, been admitted and made a deposit to UNH Manchester before the beginning of their fourth semester at NECC the course will be available at no cost. Mandatory fees will apply. Taking this course while at NECC allows students to continue in the UNH Manchester course sequence without interruption.

NECC Course Requirements Credits UNH Manchester Equivalent Credits
ASL 111 – Intermediate ASL I 4 ASL - 531 - American Sign Language II 4
DST 101 - Introduction to Deaf Studies* 3 INTR 438 - Sociocultural Perspective 3
DST 191 – Deaf Community Practicum* 2 INTR 438 – Sociocultural Perspective 2
ENG 101 – English Composition I 3 Discovery writing skills course 3
MAT 125 – Statistics OR
MAT 171 – Calculus for Business/Social/Life Science
4
4
Discovery quantitative reasoning course
Discovery quantitative reasoning course
4
4
ANT 101 – Cultural Anthropology 3 Discovery world culture course 3
ASL 112 – Intermediate ASL II 4 ASL 532 – American Sign Language IV 4
ASL 203 – American Sign Language Linguistics 3 ASL 539 – Comparative Linguistic Analysis** 3
DST 102 – Introduction to the Interpreting Field 3 INTR 430 – Introduction to Interpretation 4
ENG 102 – English Composition II 4 Discovery humanities, writing intensive courses 3
ASL 201 – Advanced American Sign Language I 4 ASL 621 – Advanced ASL Discourse I  4
DST 205 – Deaf Culture* 3 INTR 438 – Sociocultural Perspective 3
Discovery-approved Government elective OR Discovery-approved History elective 3
3
Discovery social science course
Discovery historical perspectives course
3
3
PHI 110 – Ethics   Elective credit 3
Discovery-approved Science elective 3-4 Discovery biological or physical science course 4
ASL 202 – Advanced American Sign Language II 4 ASL 622 – Advanced ASL Discourse II 4
ASL 205 – Deaf Literature & ASL Folklore 3 Elective credit 3
Free elective 3 Elective credit 3
Discovery-approved Science elective 3-4 Discovery biological or physical science course 4

NOTE: Download the list of NECC courses that fulfill requirements for UNH’s Discovery Program at manchester.unh.edu/pathways in the NECC accordion under “General Education.”

NECC requires ASL 101 and 102 with grades of B or better as a prerequisite. These courses are equivalent to ASL 435 and ASL 436 at UNH Manchester.

*DST 101, DST 191 and DST 205 must be completed with grades of C or better to fulfill INTR 438.
**Combined with a 1 credit Independent Study in Discourse in ASL and English

Graduates of any of the Deaf Studies options at NECC must take an ASL assessment to determine their placement in the UNH Manchester ASL/English Interpreting program’s series of ASL courses

After finishing your associate degree,complete the following requirements at UNH Manchester to receive you rbachelor’s degree.

 

Major Course Requirements:

  • INTR 439 – Ethics and Professional Standards for Interpreters
  • INTR 630 – Consecutive Interpretation I
  • INTR 636 – Consecutive Interpretation II
  • INTR 732 – Simultaneous Interpretation
  • INTR 734 – Field Experience & Seminar I
  • INTR 736 – Field Experience & Seminar II
  • Independent Study in Discourse in ASL and English (1 credit)

Remaining Discovery Program Course Requirements:

  • Discovery world cultures course
  • Discovery social science course
  • Discovery humanities course

University Degree Requirements:

  • Elective courses to fill remainder of credits required for bachelor’s degree (128 total)
  • University writing requirement*

* Bachelor degree candidates are required to complete four writing-intensive courses, which must include: English 401 – First Year Writing (or equivalent transfer English composition course) and three additional writing-intensive courses, one in the student’s major and one at the 600-level or above.

Please also note:

  • Students must earn a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 at NECC to be eligible for dual enrollment at UNH Manchester.
  • Course titles, names and/or sequencing are subject to change.

ASL/English Interpreting Academic Pathway

We have partnered with Northern Essex Community College to offer an academic pathway that allows you to seamlessly transfer to UNH Manchester. This curriculum map will help you turn your A.A. in Deaf Studies – Interpreting Transfer into a B.S. in American Sign Language/English Interpreting at UNHManchester

Students should plan to audit INTR 540 – Principles of Translation at UNH Manchester during their fourth semester at NECC. For students who have applied, been admitted and made a deposit to UNH Manchester before the beginning of their fourth semester at NECC the course will be available at no cost. Mandatory fees will apply. Taking this course while at NECC allows students to continue in the UNH Manchester course sequence without interruption.

NECC Course Requirements Credits UNH Manchester Equivalent Credits
ASL 111 – Intermediate ASL I 4 ASL - 531 - American Sign Language II 4
DST 101 - Introduction to Deaf Studies* 3 INTR 438 - Sociocultural Perspective 3
DST 191 – Deaf Community Practicum* 2 INTR 438 – Sociocultural Perspective 2
ENG 101 – English Composition I 3 Discovery writing skills course 3
MAT 125 – Statistics OR
MAT 171 – Calculus for Business/Social/Life Science
4
4
Discovery quantitative reasoning course
Discovery quantitative reasoning course
4
4
ANT 101 – Cultural Anthropology 3 Discovery world culture course 3
ASL 112 – Intermediate ASL II 4 ASL 532 – American Sign Language IV 4
ASL 203 – American Sign Language Linguistics 3 ASL 539 – Comparative Linguistic Analysis** 3
DST 102 – Introduction to the Interpreting Field 3 INTR 430 – Introduction to Interpretation 4
ENG 102 – English Composition II 4 Discovery humanities, writing intensive courses 3
ASL 201 – Advanced American Sign Language I 4 ASL 621 – Advanced ASL Discourse I  4
DST 205 – Deaf Culture* 3 INTR 438 – Sociocultural Perspective 3

Discovery-approved Government elective OR Discovery-approved History elective

3
3
Discovery social science course
Discovery historical perspectives course
3
3
PHI 110 – Ethics   Elective credit 3
Discovery-approved Science elective 3-4 Discovery biological or physical science course 4
ASL 202 – Advanced American Sign Language II 4 ASL 622 – Advanced ASL Discourse II 4
ASL 205 – Deaf Literature & ASL Folklore 3 Elective credit 3
Free elective 3 Elective credit 3
Discovery-approved Science elective 3-4 Discovery biological or physical science course 4

NOTE: Download the list of NECC courses that fulfill requirements for UNH’s Discovery Program at manchester.unh.edu/pathways in the NECC accordion under “General Education.”

NECC requires ASL 101 and 102 with grades of B or better as a prerequisite. These courses are equivalent to ASL 435 and ASL 436 at UNH Manchester.

*DST 101, DST 191 and DST 205 must be completed with grades of C or better to fulfill INTR 438.
**Combined with a 1 credit Independent Study in Discourse in ASL and English

Graduates of any of the Deaf Studies options at NECC must take an ASL assessment to determine their placement in the UNH Manchester ASL/English Interpreting program’s series of ASL courses

After finishing your associate degree,complete the following requirements at UNH Manchester to receive you rbachelor’s degree.
 

Major Course Requirements:

  • INTR 439 – Ethics and Professional Standards for Interpreters
  • INTR 630 – Consecutive Interpretation I
  • INTR 636 – Consecutive Interpretation II
  • INTR 732 – Simultaneous Interpretation
  • INTR 734 – Field Experience & Seminar I
  • INTR 736 – Field Experience & Seminar II
  • Independent Study in Discourse in ASL and English (1 credit)

Remaining Discovery Program Course Requirements:

  • Discovery environment, technology, and society cours
  • Discovery historical perspectives OR social science cou
  • Discovery fine and performing arts course

University Degree Requirements:

  • Elective courses to fill remainder of credits required for bachelor’s degree (128 total)
  • University writing requirement*

* Bachelor degree candidates are required to complete four writing-intensive courses, which must include: English 401 – First Year Writing (or equivalent transfer English composition course) and three additional writing-intensive courses, one in the student’s major and one at the 600-level or above.

Please also note:

  • Students must earn a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 at NECC to be eligible for dual enrollment at UNH Manchester.
  • Course titles, names and/or sequencing are subject to change.