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Front Range Community College Catalog 2014-2015

Welcome to Front Range Community College

About FRCC

Becoming a Student

Admission

Registration

Financial Matters

Learning Options

Support Services for Students

Academic Matters

Student Responsibilities & Code of Conduct

Associate Degrees

Instructional Programs

Degrees and Certificates

Accounting - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting - Certificate

Accounting - Enrolled Agent Certificate

Accounting - Intermediate Accounting Certificate

Accounting Transfer

Animal Laboratory Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Basic Laboratory Animal Care - Certificate

Laboratory Animal Care and Management - Certificate

Applied Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology - Certificates

Architectural Drafting Certificate

Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Automotive Technology - Certificates

Business - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Arts Degree with Business Designation

Business - Certificates

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Certificates

Computer Information Systems - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Information Systems - Certificates

Dental Assisting - Certificate

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Early Childhood Education - Certificates

Early Childhood Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Certificate

Elementary Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Emergency Medical Services - Certificates

Engineering for Transfer - Associate of Science Degree

Associate of Science for Transfer in Engineering

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Natural Resources For Transfer

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Certificates

Geographic Information Systems - Certificates

Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Certificates

Holistic Health - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Holistic Health - Certificates

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Certificates

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Certificates

Interior Design - Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design

Interior Design - Certificates

Interpreter Preparation - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Management

Marketing

Medical Office Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Medical Office Technology - Certificates

Multimedia Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Multimedia Technology - Certificates

Nursing

Nursing Advanced Placement-Bridge Program (LPN to ADN)

Nursing - Certificate

Paralegal Studies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paralegal Studies - Certificate

Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Phlebotomy - Certificate

Precision Machining Technology - Certificates

Teacher Education

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) - Certificates

Veterinary Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Veterinary Technology - Veterinary Technician Assistant Certificate

Welding Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Welding Technology - Certificates

Course Descriptions

State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Courses

Additional Specialized Courses

AAA - Advancement of Academic Achievement

ACC - Accounting

AEC - Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

AIR - Air Force ROTC

ALT - Animal Lab Technology

ANT - Anthropology

AQT - Aquaculture

ARA - Arabic

ARM - Army ROTC

ART - Art

ASC - Animal Sciences

ASE - Auto Service Technology

ASL - American Sign Language

AST - Astronomy

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology

BIO - Biology

BUS - Business

CAD - Computer-Aided Drafting

CCR - College Composition and Reading

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNG - Computer Networking

COM - Communication

CON - Construction Technology

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CSC - Computer Science

CUA - Culinary Arts

CWB - Computer Web-Based

DAN - Dance

DEA - Dental Assisting

DPM - Diesel Power Mechanics

ECE - Early Childhood Education

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

EGG - Engineering

EGT - Engineering Graphics Technology

ELT - Electronics

EMS - Emergency Medical Services

ENG - English

ENP - Entrepreneurship

ENV - Environmental Sciences

ENY - Energy

ESL - English as a Second Language

ETH - Ethnic Studies

FIN - Finance

FLD - Floral Design

FRE - French

FSW - Fire Science Wildland

GEO - Geography

GER - German

GEY - Geology

GIS - Geographic Information Systems

HHP - Holistic Health Professional

HIS - History

HIT - Health Information Technology

HLT - Horticulture and Landscape Technologies

HOS - Hospitality/Culinary Arts Management

HPE - Human Performance & Exercise

HPR - Health Professional

HUM - Humanities

HVA - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

HWE - Health Wellness Education

IND - Interior Design

IPP - Interpreter Preparation

ITA - Italian

JOU - Journalism

JPN - Japanese

Legal Assistant

LIT - Literature

MAC - Machining Technology

MAN - Management

MAR - Marketing

MAT - Mathematics

MET - Meteorology

MGD - Multimedia Graphic Design

MOT - Medical Office Technology

MST - Massage Therapy

MTE - Manufacturing Technology

MUS - Music

NRE - Natural Resources

NUA - Nurse Aide

NUR - Nursing

OSH - Occupational Safety Technician

OUT - Outdoor Studies

PAR - Paralegal

PED - Physical Education

PHI - Philosophy

PHO - Photography

PHT - Pharmacy Technician

PHY - Physics

POS - Political Science

PPT - Powerplant Technology

PSY - Psychology

REA - Reading

REC - Recreation

RUS - Russian

SCI - Science

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPE - Speech

SVT - Sport Vehicle Technology

TEL - Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

THE - Theatre Arts

VET - Veterinary Technology

WEL - Welding Technology

WST - Women's Studies

Course Changes

Faculty and Staff

Legal Notices

Index

Academic Catalog

Interpreter Preparation - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Code: F_AAS_IPP Campus: Westminster

This program prepares students for entry-level employment as sign language interpreters. Sign language interpretation involves bridging the communication gap between deaf and hearing consumers effectively, accurately, and impartially.

Students must apply for this program through the Interpreter Preparation Program. In order to be accepted into the program, students must demonstrate proficiency in ASL and English by:

  1. Receiving a grade of “B” or above for both ASL 121 and ASL 122, or by passing the ASL 121 and ASL 122 proficiency tests at 80%, and
  2. Receiving a grade of “B” or above for ENG 121 or ENG 122.

In addition, program requirements include demonstrated mastery of program skills. Therefore, students must receive a "B" or above in all ASL and IPP courses and at least a "C" in all other general education coursework.

Students who have received a grade of “C” in any of these ASL or IPP courses may repeat the courses to earn the grade of “B” or above, but may only repeat these courses once. Students who are unable to achieve a "B" by the second attempt in a class will be asked to withdraw from the program.

Only one re-admission to the program may be permitted after twice receiving a grade of "C" or lower in any ASL or IPP course.

Students who have discontinued the IPP program for two or more years may be required to re-take some courses that have been successfully completed due to curriculum changes.

By attending classes on a full-time basis, students may complete the program in two years. Educational standards for national certification requires a BA degree. FRCC has partnered with Regis University for full transfer of the AAS degree for a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with a major of either Educational Interpreting or Community Interpreting. Contact the Interpreter Preparation Program for further information.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college-level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin working on the prerequisites defined in items 1 and 2 above. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

Required Courses

Credits

ASL 123 American Sign Language III

5

ASL 125 Fingerspelling

3

ASL 221 American Sign Language IV

3

ASL 222 American Sign Language V

3

ASL 244 ASL Linguistics

3

IPP 115 Introduction to Language and Communication

3

IPP 121 Aspects of Interpreting I

3

IPP 122 Aspects of Interpreting II

3

IPP 125 Oral Transliterating

2

IPP 135 Introduction to Interpreting

3

IPP 145 Deaf People in Society

2

IPP 147 Survey of Deaf Culture

3

IPP 205 Educational Interpreting

4

IPP 225 English to ASL Interpreting

3

IPP 227 ASL to English Interpreting

3

IPP 229 Transliterating

3

IPP 235 Advanced Interpreting

4

IPP 278 Interpreter Seminar

2

IPP 282 Internship

6

Total Required Credits

61

Required General Education Courses

Credits

ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology

3

COM 115 Public Speaking

3

ENG 121 or ENG 122 English Composition I or II (grade of "B" or above is required)

3

Any GT-MA1 course (3 credits or more)

3

Natural & Physical Sciences or Humanities Elective*

3

Total Required General Education Credits

15

Total Required Credits for AAS Degree

76

Note: *Electives must be selected from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree. ASL 121 and ASL 122 do not qualify as a Natural & Physical Sciences or Humanities elective for the IPP AAS degree.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial-aid-eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices. For more Gainful Employment information, please go to the FRCC website: www.frontrange.edu/GainfulEmployment.

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