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ITP 250P - Practicum and Portfolio

Credits: 4
1 Lecture Hours 180 Practicum Hours

Prerequisites: Completion of all other coursework in the program except for the final semester classes.

This course, taught in American Sign Language (ASL), is a field placement practicum in either the K-12 educational system or the community under a supervising mentor. The interpreting practicum provides students with the opportunity to experience, understand and gain familiarity with the professional world of interpreting in multiple settings including K-12, community, Video Relay Service, Video Remote Interpreting and religious settings. Students complete 180 hours of supervised observation and interpreting in these settings in addition to 14 hours of classroom time to meet with the practicum supervisor. The students also use this time to develop a portfolio of their work to use to market themselves to potential agencies and consumers, as well as a tool to develop a professonal development plan for post-graduation. This course requires students to have appropriate clearances.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Perform a self-assessment of one's own recorded interpreting work.
  2. Assess an interpreted interaction using a Demand-Control Schema case presentation or develop a set of mock recommendations based on the setting and the student that they are working with to propose to the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) team.
  3. Employ ethical and professional practice in attitude, behavior and communication.
  4. Assemble a portfolio of work and determine appropriate goals for post-graduation development.
Listed Topics
  1. Observation of working interpreters in the schools/community
  2. Practicum placement
  3. Mentor meetings and expectations
  4. Confidentiality, ethics and professionalism
  5. Self-assessment
  6. Case presentation
  7. Portfolio development
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbooks and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC's definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/26/2021

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