American Sign Language (221-640-01)

Award: Certificate in Career Studies

Option: American Sign Language

Length: Fifteen (15) credit hours

Lead Faculty/Program Head: Jillian Overby

Purpose: This program is designed to enable students to communicate fluidly with deaf Americans. Fluid knowledge of American Sign Language can increase job marketability and lead to other career options, such as becoming an interpreter for the deaf.

 

Occupational Objectives

Any occupation requiring the use of American Sign Language as primary means of communication such as an interpreter for the deaf.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of the college, entry into the American Sign Language Certificate curriculum requires proficiency in basic English. Students who are not proficient in these subjects are required to correct their deficiencies through developmental courses.

Course Schedule

Course Number, Title, Credits

ASL 101 Introduction to American Sign Language I 3
ASL 102 Introduction to American Sign Language II 3
ASL 201 American Sign Language III 3
ASL 202 American Sign Language IV 3
ASL 125 History and Culture of the Deaf 3

Total Minimum Credits 15