Educational Interpreting Online Program

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We offer a totally online program for educational interpreters. You can choose to take the entire program, or a class or classes that interest you.

Apply for Admission Online and e-mail the program advisor to register.

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John A. Logan College's Interpreter Preparation Program, a leader in online education since 1999.

The program was first offered fall of 2007. We have been offering online classes since 1999, but developed our educational interpreting online program because of the need many educational interpreters have for professional development.

Apply for admissions online. After you fill out your application, send an e-mail to Paula Willig at so she can register you for classes. To apply for this program you must already be interpreting, or have an associates degree or certificate in interpreting or strong sign language skills (four semesters of coursework in ASL and Deaf Culture preferred).

Registering for an Online Class:

Students living anywhere taking our on-line courses pay in district rates. There is also a lab fee for each course that covers the cost of maintaining our internet platform.

If you haven't applied to John A. Logan College, you can apply for admission on-line. Also, please e-mail Paula Willig so she can make sure you are enrolled in the courses that you want to take. Be sure to specify which courses you want in your e-mail. Click on the link for current tuition information.

For more information contact: Paula Willig, Interpreter Program Advisor, 618-985-3741 extension 8456 (voice), 618-937-8920 (VP). During the summer, e-mail is the most reliable way to contact Paula, because she is not on campus regularly.

Equipment Needed:
  • Recent Computer
  • Current Web Browser
    • Firefox/Mozilla (Firefox is the perferred browser and works with Windows and Mac and works with our course management system)
    • Other browsers will work, but not as consistently
  • Access to High Speed Internet
    • High speed internet necessary for uploading homework and downloading video clips
    • You can use a school or library computer, but make sure that it is accessible to you the hours that you need it. It is best to have access at home.
  • Free Plugins
  • Webcam or Digital Video Camera (with a microphone) - some suggestions:
  • Software:
    • A Movie Program such as one of the following:
      • Windows Movie Maker, download free (should come on your system if you have Windows - if not, download the version for your system)
      • for Mac - iMovie, comes with the system
    • A word processing program that can save in Rich Text Format

Before classes start:

Purchase your books or DVD materials so that you have them for the new semester. The majority of the books for your classes are available for purchase online at the John A. Logan College Bookstore.


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