The A.A.S. in American Sign Language-English Interpreting program prepares students to interpret English into ASL and ASL into English. The program promotes American Sign Language skills, an understanding of deaf culture, knowledge of the interpreter's role and responsibility, theoretical skills in interpreting, and practical experience in interactive settings. Various settings in which the interpreter works are examined in addition to ethical decision making in relation to the role of the interpreter. This program attracts applicants coming from various backgrounds: (a) graduates of two and four year ASL programs, (b) individuals with no degree but with prior knowledge and skills in ASL, and (c) beginning students. Students who successfully complete ASLN 100: American Sign Language I and ASLN 103: American Sign Language II will be admitted into the program. Students who transfer into the program from other institutions must first meet with the Program Chair for skills assessment in order to determine placement. Students within the program will need to achieve a "B" or higher in each course in order to continue in the program. In the event a student receives a "C", it will be up to the Program Chair to allow the student to continue in the program on program probation.