Earn your A.A. and Bachelor's degrees at SPC

Our American Sign Language Studies A.A. transfer plan prepares you for the Educational Interpreting subplan within the Bachelor of Science Degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership at SPC. A bachelor's degree in any area is required to become a certified interpreter through the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, making SPC's program ideal if you want to pursue an interpreting career.

Professional, certified faculty

SPC instructors are certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) and/or the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION CAREERS

The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act has increased the need for skilled, qualified interpreters for the Deaf. Salaries vary based on certification level, competency, experience, location and employer. The Tampa Bay area has the fifth largest Deaf population in the country. Certified Interpreters are hired to work for business, education, community organizations, medical facilities, government, law enforcement and more.

American Sign Language Studies Transfer Plan

SLIP-TR
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

The following requirements are intended for students interested in completing an Associate in Arts (GEN-AA) Degree from SPC and will be transferring to American Sign Language Studies subplan within the Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership (EDST-BS) Degree program at SPC (CIP Code 1101399991).

Students transferring to the American Sign Language Studies (SLIP) subplan within the EDST-BS program at St. Petersburg College must complete the designated lower division support courses in American Sign Language (ASL).

You should always consult with your desired transfer institution to determine if your anticipated program is limited access and to ensure the correct coursework is being taken (including any foreign language requirements). For institution specific information, click here to access the FloridaShines website.

SUPPORT COURSES American Sign Language Studies (Complete 22 credits)
Completion of the following courses satisfies 22 credits of the General Education Elective requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer and Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses below. No minimum credits required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AA degree.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Speech
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences - American Government
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H will also satisfy the Civic Literacy Requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing ARH 1000, HUM 1020 or IDS 1106 will also satisfy the Enhanced World View Requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics - Elective
Students may complete an additional 3 credits from the Mathematics Core coursework above
OR
Select 3 credits from any Mathematics course with: MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Elective
Students may complete an additional 3 credits from the Science Core coursework above
OR
Select 3 credits from any Science course with: APB, AST, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, HUN, MET, OCB, OCE, PCB, PHY, PSC or ZOO prefix. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing any course with an "L" or "C" in the number will also satisfy the Natural Sciences Laboratory requirement.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Laboratory
Complete at least 1 course from the Natural Sciences coursework that includes a laboratory component. Minimum grade of "C" required. Natural Science Laboratory courses include any "C" or "L" course with the following prefixes: APB, AST, BOT, BSC, CHM, ESC, EVR, EVS, GLY, MCB, MET, OCB, OCE, PCB, PHY, PSC or ZOO.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Ethics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Computer and Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses below. No minimum credits required.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Foreign Language
This degree program requires a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.
AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT Electives
Complete 24 credits to satisfy the 60 credit requirement for the AA degree. Major Core courses satisfy 22 credits of this requirement. Complete an additional 2 credits of elective coursework to satisfy the 24 credit requirement. College-level courses used to satisfy the Foreign Language Requirement will be counted as Elective credit. College-level courses used to satisfy the World View requirement will be counted as Elective credits UNLESS counted in another General Education Requirement.

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information

Florida CIP Code

1192401010: GENERAL DEGREE TRANSFER (AA)

Federal CIP Code

24.0101: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

Earn you A.A. and bachelor's degrees at SPC

The American Sign Language Studies A.A. Transfer Plan was designed to prepare you to enter SPC's Educational Studies and Community Leadership bachelor's degree.

American Sign Language Studies A.A. transfer plan