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.