(A) Culture

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Deaf Culture
  • American Culture
  • Multi-culture
  • Cross-culture
  • Contextualization

(B) Skills Development

  • Receptive skill development
  • Expressive skill development
  • American Sign Language (ASL) skills (grammar, syntax, etc.)
  • English skills (grammar, syntax, etc.)
  • Deaf/Blind Interpreting
  • Oral Interpreting
  • Cued Speech
  • Minimal Language Skills (MLS) interpreting
  • Communication Modes

(C) Trends/Issues In The Interpreting Profession

  • Current issues relating to the profession
  • Theories of interpreting and
  • Ethical Rules of Conduct

(D) Specialized Skill

  • Legal setting
  • Medical setting
  • Mental Health setting
  • Education setting
  • Performing Arts setting
  • Rehabilitation setting
  • Governmental setting
  • Technical setting

(E) Instruction

  • Mentorship*
  • Independent Study **
  • Presenting a workshop ***
  • College credit course work ****

* An interpreter may earn up to one (1.0) MICS CEU per year through mentoring, whether as a mentor OR as a mentee.

** Independent Study is evaluated on a case by case basis. Please contact MCDHH for additional information on what justification would be appropriate for the study you wish to pursue.

*** CEUS can be earned for presenters who are offering a workshop for the first time. The number of CEUs earned, are equivalent to the number being offered to the attendees.

**** College Credit Course Work is evaluated on a case by case basis. NOT ALL CLASSES will be accepted for CEUS. Please contact the Staff Interpreter prior to registering for classes. 

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