Augustana, Central Lakes Establish Articulation Agreement for Deaf Studies, Sign Language Interpreting Students

Augustana University and Central Lakes Articulation Agreement

Augustana University and Central Lakes College (CLC) in Brainerd, Minnesota, have established an articulation agreement that allows CLC students to transfer in to the University's sign language interpreting major and earn a bachelor's degree from Augustana.

Through the agreement, students enrolled in CLC's two-year Deaf Studies Certificate Program can begin the process of transferring into Augustana's nationally recognized sign language interpreting major by contacting Augustana's Marlee Dyce, assistant professor of sign language interpreting, or Adam Heinitz, director of admission.

Augustana's sign language interpreting program includes American Sign Language and Sign Language Interpreting courses. The program has been developed in accordance with the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) recommended course of study and is based on a broad foundation of courses in the liberal arts and sciences, professional education, research, and practicum experiences.

"This major's coursework builds a bilingual framework and cognitive processing structure needed to succeed in the field of interpreting. The Sign Language Interpreting program prepares students to interpret in a variety of settings," said Dyce

Augustana's program is one of only 13 bachelor degree programs in the country to achieve the honor of national accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE). Augustana University’s Interpreter Education Program (IEP) received the SVRS® Excellence and Innovation in Interpreter Education Award for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

To learn more and/or to begin the transfer process, contact: 

Marlee Dyce, assistant professor of sign language interpreting

Adam Heinitz, director of admission