Interpreting Education Students Serve Community


WPCCInterpretingEdStudent041514fnMorganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Interpreting Education student Linda Bohm recently volunteered as a sign language student interpreter at an area health fair.

2014 Hoops for Hospice + interp program fnAlso, WPCC interpreting students presented the “Star-spangled Banner” in American Sign Language at the recent “Hoops for Hospice” fundraising event sponsored by the College.  Students from North Carolina School for the Deaf and community members also provided interpretation.  The group’s leader was Kelby Dobbins, a former WPCC student.

The College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Interpreter Education, a curriculum that prepares individuals to work as entry-level Sign Language Interpreters who will provide communication access in interview and interactive settings. In addition, this curriculum provides in-service training for working interpreters who want to upgrade their skills.  To learn more about the Interpreter Education program, contact Danette Steelman-Bridges at 828-448-6028 or

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Western Piedmont Community College is situated in the picturesque rolling foothills of Morganton, North Carolina, and has served the citizens of Burke County since 1964.  Each year, more than 10,700 students pursue personal enrichment, new skills for a job or career, high school diplomas, college degrees, and transfer pathways. Registration date for Summer Semester is Tuesday, May 27.  Apply online or visit the Western Piedmont campus to apply in person.