Preparing skillful interpreters through interaction and immersion
The ASL/English interpreting program at UNH Manchester was the nation’s first program to be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and is one of only 14 accredited programs in the country. You’ll learn American Sign Language and the foundation of ASL/English interpreting from distinguished faculty, all of whom are native ASL signers and/or certified interpreters.
What is ASL/English interpreting?
American Sign Language/English interpreting prepares students to work with the Deaf community through learning the intricacies of American Sign Language and Deaf culture, as well as the skills to pursue a career as an ASL/English interpreter. Interpreters use ASL and spoken English to allow people without a language in common to interact. The profession requires strong ASL and English skills, attention, critical thinking and memory.
Why study ASL/English interpreting at UNH Manchester?
The ASL/English interpreting program at UNH Manchester was the nation’s first accredited interpreting program and is one of only 14 accredited programs in the country. Our program has developed a national reputation for quality, integrating students with the Deaf community inside and outside the classroom. During senior year, students are paired with a nationally certified mentor and have the opportunity to apply their interpreting skills in a variety of settings throughout New Hampshire. Our graduates have pursued careers in ASL/English interpreting, deaf education, rehabilitation, healthcare, audiology, social work, counseling and the media.
Potential career areas
- Performing arts
- Social services