Community College of Baltimore County

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Basic Information

Address: 800 S Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone Number: 4438404975
President: Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis

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Additional Information

Admissions Director: Dr. Rebecca Minor
School Type: School of Arts and Communication
Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture
Letter of Recognition in ASL and Deaf Culture (non-majors)
Associate of Applied Science in Interpreter Preparation
Certificate of Interpreter Preparation

School Setting:

Classes are offered on-site at the Catonsville campus, online a-synchronously and online remote synchronously.

School Size: 45k+
Classroom Size: 15 students max
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15/1
School Holidays: Traditional
Housing Availability:

None - commuter school

Diversity: Majority minority institution

See college website, special rates for fully online out-of-state students


CCBC's ASL Program offers a variety of activities each semester to allow students opportunities to engage with the deaf community both on-site and remotely.
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Ask about our ASL Club! ASL Club members work closely with our deaf faculty to plan events each semester.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Free parking for students

Admissions Requirements:

Students who are not yet fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) will start in our AA in ASL and Deaf Culture program in order to acquire the language skills required to start interpreting.  Our program offers language courses for basic to advanced signers.  Students may start out in ASL 1 or may screen into a higher level of ASL if they have some prior knowledge of ASL.

Entry to the Interpreter Preparation program request students to demonstrate proficiency in ASL (past ASL 5 level).  Students are required to earn a 2.0 or above on the Gallaudet ASL Proficiency Interview for admission to the interpreting classes.  

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Students interested in enrolling should contact the program office 3-4 weeks prior to the semester start date. Students may start in fall, spring or summer semester.

Mission Statement:

The Community College of Baltimore County transforms lives by providing an accessible, affordable, and high-quality education that prepares students for transfer and career success, strengthens the regional workforce, and enriches our community.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Interpreter Preparation program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills in sign language interpreting. The mission of the program is to prepare students for employment as American Sign Language/English interpreters working with deaf and hard of hearing communities. The program of study explores fundamental concepts, theory, and practical skill of interpreting focused on developing ethical, professional, and reflective interpreter practitioners by utilizing current best practices and technology. The program engages the local deaf, hard of hearing, and interpreting communities in partnership to promote authentic and immersive learning opportunities for students. The foundation from which we educate is based on admiration and respect for the American deaf community as a rich, diverse cultural and linguistic minority who value American Sign Language as their primary language.

Summer Sessions:

ASL 1 and 2 offered during summer sessions.
Non-credit ASL Boot Camp for ASL levels 4 and up also offered.

School History:

CCBC's ASL Interpreting Program has been training interpreters since 1983! This State-wide program prepares students for entry level work as sign language interpreters. Interpreters are in high demand as Maryland is home to more than a million deaf and hard of hearing people. The Interpreting program has a 99% job placement rate of its graduates!

Additional Information:

All ASL courses taught by deaf teachers.  Interpreting courses taught by certified interpreters.  INTR is a high-impact program, where most of the learning comes from hands-on experiences outside of the classroom.