The Compass Program
Individuals invited to participate in the Compass program will follow an individualized program of study. An applicant's program of study is based on current skills and experience and determined by the Navigation team. Once applicants enter the program, it may be completed in 3 - 10 months, depending on the program of study offered.
Compass programs are tuition-free. Sorenson Communications Interpreter Education and Professional Development covers all tuition costs as long as participants meet requirements and expectations for each program.
What do past Compass participants say about the program?
Meet some of our Compass participants
"I recommend any and all Codas to go through this program which was a once in a lifetime experience!"
"The instructor knew how to engage us as Codas."
"You all impacted my life more than you know and I can't wait to continue to make you all so proud!"
"Being able to do the portion at home and not be out of state for 7 weeks was so convenient!"
Requirements to Participate
Why does Sorenson Communications provide this training for Codas?
The Compass program is sponsored in full by Sorenson Communications, Inc. through the Interpreter Education and Professional Development department..
Sorenson Communications is committed to giving back to the community by supporting Codas who have the interest, commitment and potential to become interpreters. Sorenson recognizes that Codas are heritage language users with a lifetime of interaction in the Deaf community and in sign language and thus, are in a unique position to succeed as interpreters.
Codas who complete the Compass program are not expected nor guaranteed to obtain employment with Sorenson Communications, but may pursue any type of interpreting they wish, including work with Sorenson.