Feb 08, 2023
Official Title of Major: American Sign Language, A.A.
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Department of World Languages
Purpose: The American Sign Language transfer degree will provide students a thorough and rigorous preparation to complete bachelors and masters-level training for careers as case managers, residential counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, and administrative assistants. Graduates can choose to pursue further training to become ASL interpreters, or go on to graduate degree programs in social work, Deaf education, audiology, speech pathology, and business administration.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
General Education Requirements: 34 credits
An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Mathematics: 3 credits
Transfer students are recommended to consult a transfer advisor on mathematics courses accepted by their desired transfer institution.
Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits
Program Requirements: 26 credits
Students with prior ASL knowledge are encouraged to meet with the ASL coordinator to determine placement into higher level courses.
Required Courses: 21 credits
Electives: 5 credits
Recommend students check with an advisor before selecting electives. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively at an intermediate level in American Sign Language with diverse audiences on academic and personal topics.
- Compare the linguistic systems of American Sign Language and English.
- Apply an awareness of social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.
- Assess the intersection of Deaf culture and identity with hearing American society.
- Develop technological and electronic media skills.
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.
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