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Interpreter Training Program (ITP)

Humanities and Sciences

Interpreter Training Program (ITP)

Humanities and Sciences Division • 513.569.1700 • Clifton Campus, Main Building, Room 232 • Program Chair: Dawn Caudill

Employment Options

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Begin working as entry-level interpreters
  • Transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree and possibly advanced degrees in chosen fields

Representative Job Titles for Graduates

  • Interpreter of Sign Language
  • Transliterator of Sign Language
  • Education Options
  • Strong transfer history
  • Cincinnati Christian University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wright State University (2+2)

In addition to activities at practicum sites, students attend classes on campus for continued skill-building and discussion during their practicum experiences.

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

  • $15–$40/hour (freelance or hourly services)
  • $30,000–$45,000 annually (staff employee)

Employment Outlook

The interpreting profession is a growing field with many different opportunities in a variety of settings. Some of these venues/settings can be entered immediately upon graduation; others may need more experience, skill building, and certification prior to entering. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Conference interpreting
  • Cruise/vacation interpreting
  • Deaf/blind interpreting
  • Educational interpreting
  • Legal interpreting
  • Medical interpreting
  • Mental health interpreting
  • Religious interpreting
  • Theatrical interpreting
  • Video relay interpreting
  • Vocational interpreting

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Cincinnati Christian University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wright State University (2+2)

Representative Practicum Sites

  • K–12 and post-secondary institutions
  • Area churches and religious organizations
  • Community and equity theatrical groups
  • Deaf/blind organization/events
  • Interpreter referral agencies
  • Mental health agencies
  • Other community organizations /associations

In addition to participating in practicum sites, students attend classes on campus for continued skill-building and discussion during their practicum experiences.

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