2018-2019

Certificate of Achievement

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

This one-year program is intended for students who would like to work with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and who wish to make a contribution in the deaf community.

The American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Certificate of Achievement program provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge of American Sign Language and acquire an understanding of the deaf community as part of the human diversity.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate basic information in American Sign Language.
  • Recognize the sociological aspects of Deaf culture and deaf community, such as norms, values, traditions, cross-cultural issues, multicultural issues, oppression issues, and group dynamics.
  • Identify the historical aspects of Deaf culture and deaf community, such as history of deaf education, and deaf heritage.

Note:

Students who are interested in enrolling in the A.A.S. ASL-English Interpreter Training Program is advised to maintain a “B” or higher in all ASL courses


Major Requirements(11 credits)

Code Name Credits
ASL 103 Fingerspelling 2
ASL 104 American Sign Language I 3
ASL 105 Deaf Culture and History 3
ASL 108 American Sign Langauge II 3

Total Credits 11


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester (Fall) Credits
ASL 104 American Sign Language I 3.0
ASL 105 Deaf Culture and History 3.0
Total 6.0
Second Semester (Spring) Credits
ASL 108 American Sign Langauge II 3.0
Total 3.0
Summer Session Credits
ASL 103 Fingerspelling 2.0
Total 2.0