Deaf Studies Certificate &
Interpreter Training Program

Why Choose This Program

Median Interpreters Salary in CT

$51,830 Annual Median Income for Full Time Interpreters

11% projected growth (2018-2028)
Bright outlook

Wage data taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Interpreters and Translators, May 2019.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.


Either educational path begins with courses in American Sign Language. The goal is to provide students with advanced ASL skills and an in-depth understanding of the Deaf Community focusing on a bilingual- bicultural approach.  These preparatory courses are the foundation for pursuing a certificate in Deaf Studies or continuing on in the Associate’s degree towards becoming an Interpreter for the Deaf.

Have Questions?  Contact Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor: Aiswarya Vincent Kodiveedu, M.A. , 959.229.7369 (Voice/Text), 860.738.6382 (Voice),


Deaf Studies

Certificate Program

Interpreter Training Program

Associate Degree Program

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State Licensure Notice

All applicants must meet the legal and educational requirements prescribed by the laws of the state in which they intend to practice. Review the different state requirements for the most up to date information. Below are list of the New England and Northeast states with their respective state licensure links. Disclosure of the intended State of Licensure is the responsibility of the student.



New York

Rhode Island

New Hampshire



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