Tom Holcomb- Did you Know?
Ohlone College in Fremont, CA has the best Interpreter Program. The more I talk to the staff and teacher’s, the more I realize the problem. Ohlone College doesn’t realize what it’s got, so they don’t advertise it right. The interpreter Program there has some of the top teachers and they constantly train interpreters with the right attitude and Deaf Heart. They set you up with Deaf mentors to get your name out there and better understand the Deaf experience. My mind is constantly blown every single day as I learn more and more.
Getting into IPP has completely changed my life. Last year I was on the fence between Ohlones IPP, and CSUN’s (CSU, Northridge) They are both 2 year programs, but CSUN gives you a BA, which you need to become RID certified. But the more I learned about Ohlone, the more my decision was clear. The amount of education and eye-opening experience you get from Ohlone, trumps CSUN tenfold. The classes are harder, more in-depth, and more effective than CSUN. Ohlone is a city college, and that’s the reason they can’t provide a BA. But their program is amazing.
For anyone looking into interpreting, LOOK INTO OHLONE. And ask around! you’ll soon see why they’re one of the top programs in America.
Where did you attend school for interpreting?
Pros/cons of your program?
(I’m asking because my girlfriend is looking into ASL interpreting programs and we will move to wherever she decides to go)
Considering NTID, CUSUN, and Gallaudet University would be my…
Did you mean *CSUN?
Opps! My bad. Yes, I did mean CSUN.
I hate how you can never really emphasize the word “I” in text. Like if I say: “Well I would go to the store like that” people just think you’re being grammatically correct.