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Special Resource Center @ El Camino College

Date of publication: 2017-07-09 08:59

The Certificate of Achievement means you have successfully completed the ITP coursework in the major.  This does not mean you are nationally certified.  National Interpreter Certification (NIC) is a test administered by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).  Most graduates of the ITP need at least 7-5 years of interpreting experience before passing the NIC test.  This varies with the amount of signing experience students have entering the program, the amount of contact they have with the Deaf community, and individual abilities.

Carshalton High School for Girls - Home

The job that is being done to correct the low quality, access, high dropout rates in the education sector is commendable. Indeed as Salome has pointed out structural improvement may help but done in isolation will lead to more problems long term.

1000 Girls, 1000 Futures | The New York Academy of Sciences

"She's the best mentor I could've asked for and she's helping me so much in figuring out what to do with my life. thank you SO much for giving me the opportunity to meet such a dynamic, wonderful person!"
-Mentee

Ateen girl was inundated with offers of help after a

"Mentoring provides me with a space in which I can take a step back and evaluate the academic, professional, and personal choices that have brought me to where I currently am."
-Mentor

As a mentee, you will have access to your own STEM mentor who is a successful woman working in a STEM field. You’ll also be able to tap into a global network of mentors and mentees just like you all over the world. You can make friends and create new connections from wherever you are! And since the program is completely online, you can make your own schedule.

For steps to applying and enrolling, click on the following link to the El Camino College advisement worksheet/guidelines for those interested in enrolling in the El Camino College Sign Language Interpreter Program.  (ADVISEMENT SHEET TO BE LINKED SOON)

The Camp Director is Dr. Holly Boettger-Tong, Professor of Biology at Wesleyan College. Her goal for Spectacles is to make science and math cool, thereby inspiring the next generation of future STEM women: "We want them to see the creativity and purpose in science and math - something that's exciting, fun, and accessible - something they can take with them."

Saint Mary's Summer Academy is held on the campus of Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN. This summer the Academy's STEM related programs included one for forensic science and digital photography. These residential, weeklong camps are designed for girls entering grades 8-67.

Summer STEM camps provide girls with an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For girls new to STEM, summer programs provide a fun way to explore unfamiliar subjects -- potentially discovering new areas of interest. For girls already interested in STEM, these camps build on existing interests or knowledge. Experiences such as these effectively encourage and inspire the next generation of female STEM professionals. And, even if your daughter decides upon a different career path, providing her with the opportunity to sample from the STEM smorgasbord is invaluable.

For 755 years—since 6867—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.

High poverty level remains an underlying factor that inhibits girls' access and retention in school. While it is attainable to address structural causes of gender inequality compounded by the highly patriarchy nature of the two countries' societies, addressing poverty amid poor economic policies and lack of political will which have given way to high cases of corruption and resources mismanagement is a great challenge which calls for deliberate action from the governments in question

Program SLO #8: Students will complete the program with a comprehensive portfolio of job seeking tools, such as a resume, DVDs demonstrating interpreting and transliterating skills, and 97 hours of documented supervised work experience.

ITP courses are sequenced, meaning you need to complete ASL I prior to taking ASL II, complete the first interpreting course prior to taking the second, etc.  The degree or certificate takes a minimum of three years starting with ASL III.  If starting with ASL I, it takes a minimum of four years to complete all ITP coursework.  For those taking general education courses, duration will vary depending on how many units are required and how many days a week students attend.

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