Certified Deaf Interpreter Prep Course
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
Summer 2009: June 22nd through June 26th
This course is designed to familiarize deaf students in the field of interpreting as a deaf interpreter with role-play and open-dialogue discussion of case scenarios in practices such as when a deaf interpreter can be used and decisions involved with financial responsibilities like tax deductions and setting your market value.
Contents of the course will fulfill the 8 hours of interpreting practices (the role and function of a Deaf Interpreter as worded under eligibility requirements on RID) and the 8 hours of RID Code of Ethics training required prior to taking the CDI written exam.
Details in preparing for the CDI written and performance exams will be covered throughout the week.
The course will be taught by Regan Thibodeau, a CDI since 2001 and Keri Ogrizovich, a CDI since 2007. Regan is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine's Interpreting Program and Keri is a
graduate of the University of Vermont's Interdisciplinary Studies.
Credits: 2 (or you can register as a non-credit student)
Please Note: Credits earned at UVM are transferable at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Classes will begin on: Monday, June 22 and end: Friday, June 26. Each day the class will meet from 9 am to 4 pm with lunch breaks from 12pm to 1pm.
Tuition: $738 for in-state students and out-of-state non-credit students. However, if you are an out-of-state student AND want to earn credit towards a college degree, the cost will increase.
Housing prices have not been determined yet but to give you a general idea, last year's prices were:
Single Room: $35.75 a day
Double Room: $29.00 a day
Check with Vocational Rehabilitation or place of employment to see if they can provide tuition assistance. Past students have received VR support for this course due to the fact that this course will create employment opportunities.
Registration and housing information will be added by the end of February.
Questions? E-mail the ASL Program Coordinator, Keri Ogrizovich: firstname.lastname@example.org
(with thanks to RID Deaf Caucus's chairperson, Juliann Wasisco, for posting this information on the mailing list!)
On a personal note: I haven't attended this workshop, which was offered two years ago, but have heard from a friend who gave it an amazing review and highly recommended it. And because I do trust and relay on this friend's opinions, I decided to post this on my blog to give you a wonderful opportunity to get that enriched and enlightened education to prepare yourself to enter the field of interpreting as a Deaf interpreter. Psst, this is also a great opportunity to network as well, to get familiar with your peers!!!