Field Experience Information
2nd Year Field Experience Information
Cuyahoga Community College’s Field Experience students garnering hours in the community and education settings are representatives of the Deaf Interpretive Services (DIS) program as well as Cuyahoga Community College, and at all times are expected to maintain standards of professionalism such as dressing appropriately, following community/school rules and expectations, and keeping confidentiality, among other DIS and Tri-C expectations.
In adherence with state accreditation standards , Field Experience students will be required to both observe and gain practical experience with working, professional interpreters in both the school and community settings, on a weekly basis. There are two required Field Experience courses in the DIS program, along with seminar and lab courses. It is important to remember that the supervising interpreters in the field share their time, skill and knowledge with our DIS students. They stay with the students at all times during the interpreting situation and are open to discussing the student’s questions, without disruption to the interpreting process. As proof of their hours, students keep a record of their hours on a log sheet that states when and where the experience occurred. The supervising interpreter verifies each entry as acknowledgment of the student’s presence and participation, in accordance with the Field Experience Guidelines and Expectations.