Degrees type: Bachelor

Main Campus

Interested in learning more about Deaf culture? Want to become fluent in American Sign Language for a job as an interpreter? Do you enjoy being exposed to other cultures and communities? Then studying American Sign Language/English Interpreting at Mount Aloysius might be the right path for you.

The American Sign Language/English Interpreting program at Mount Aloysius College is more than a major. You’ll receive one-on-one, personalized attention from your professors, so any questions you may have get answered in class. The small class sizes and individualized attention allows students to form bonds with their peers and their professors, creating a close, supportive environment to learn and grow.

You will learn how to effectively and seamlessly communicate within two different cultures and languages. In addition to an effective learning environment with small classes, the program offers unique educational opportunities such as:

  • Interactive ASL computer labs
  • Monthly social gatherings with members of the region’s Deaf community
  • Weekly lunches with the Deaf community
  • A biennial student-run interpreting conference
  • One-on-one interaction with professors

Program Highlights

  • Interactive, high-tech ASL computer labs
  • Community-based Deaf events for real-world experience
  • Nationally recognized and award winning faculty
  • Minor available

  • Interpret for a variety of situations and specializations

Young woman signing at a computer screen

Mountie Spotlight

Signing in the Sunshine State

Sabrina Guida and Kylee Snyder used their ASL/EI knowledge and skills they learned at MAC to complete an internship in Florida!

Mountie Spotlight

Mountie Recognized Nationally by Chick-Fil-A

During her sophomore year at MAC, Teresa combined the mercy values and her knowledge of ASL to help people in the community! 

Mountie Spotlight

Communication & Connection

Lori helps students develop a passion for ASL and the Deaf community.

Mountie Spotlight

Signing on Ice

Mountie ASL students took center-ice for the National Anthem at a Tomahawks hockey game.

Watch current ASL students sign the national anthem.

Watch a video about what to expect when visiting Mount Aloysius.

Student Voices & Success Stories

  • Michelle Fischetti, Class of 2016, ASL/EI, is an American Sign Language Interpreter at Sign Language Interpreting Professionals.
  • Melissa Reeves, Class of 2016, ASL/EI, is an American Sign Language Interpreter at Living Resources New York, self-employed Sign Language Interpreter.
  • Julianna Breeze, Class of 2016, ASL/EI, is an American Sign Language Interpreter at Sign Language Specialists of Western PA Inc.
  • Chey Garvin, Class of 2016, ASL/EI, is a self-employed Sign Language Interpreter, and a Sign Language Interpreter at Bucks County Intermediate Unit.
  • Krista White, Class of 2015, ASL/EI, is a Sign Language Interpreter at Youngstown Community Center for the Deaf/Hearing & Speech Center, and Sign Language Interpreter at Purple Communications.

The interpreters Mount Aloysius puts into the community are really successful.

Rachel Mackrell
Class of 2018

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