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Susan Faltinson

Interpreter Preparation - Westminster Campus


After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, Susan worked as a director of Easter Seals Camps in Wisconsin and Colorado for six years. While supervising a deaf woman, she fell in love with American Sign Language again, having learned the language as a young girl. She enrolled in FRCC’s Interpreter Preparation Program and graduated in 1997. Since graduating, Susan has worked as a freelance interpreter in many areas, including medical, legal, mental health, religious, educational, performing arts, platform, and video relay. She has taught at FRCC since 2004 and joined the IPP as a full-time faculty member in January 2011. See this faculty member featured in the FRCC Blog.

Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher, Susan strives to be encouraging and positive. She holds students to a high standard so that they can best serve the deaf community. Susan encourages students to never stop learning, and she always strives to find innovative ways and technologies to teach.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Language and Communication
  • Aspects of Interpreting I
  • Aspects of Interpreting II
  • Oral Transliterating
  • Introduction to Interpreting
  • Specialized and Technical Communication
  • Transliterating
  • Interpreter Seminar
  • Internship

Teaching Experience

2011-Present    Faculty, Front Range Community College
2004-2010        Instructor, Front Range Community College


Front Range Community College, Interpreter Preparation, A.A.S., 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Work, M.S., 1990
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Work and Psychology, B.S., 1988

Additional Information

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