The Associate Degree in Sign Language Interpreting will be the first academic program at this level in Puerto Rico. The Program will provide theoretical, academic and technical training to those students desiring to pursue a degree in interpreting for the deaf. It includes classroom lectures, laboratory practice skills and field experience in the deaf and hearing community. The structure of the program provides for the students to have opportunities for incidental learning. The program is focused on the student who does not have an academic degree and is interested in developing sign language and interpreting skills to work in immediate settings such as education, vocational and community settings. The program includes courses in liberal arts, which are important for the students to be able to interpret in any setting.