Ohio University-Chillicothe offers a two-year program in Deaf Studies and Interpreting leading to an Associate in Applied Science. The degree provides educational and experiential coursework to prepare students for entry-level interpreting positions. Upon successful completion of the program, students may apply for a license from the Ohio Department of Education to be a sign language interpreter in kindergarten through 12th grade public school settings. Other career opportunities include working in a business, agency, or as a freelance interpreter.
Technical Associate Degree Requirements
The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 96 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn at least 30 quarter hours of resident credit at Ohio University; if you complete fewer than 60 quarter hours of Ohio University credit, you must earn at least 8 of your final 15 hours as resident credit. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)
To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.