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Planner for American Sign Language (A.A.)

Official Title of Major:  American Sign Language, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.  


Total Credit Hours: 60

World Languages - see www.aacc.edu

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. Other graduates 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.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/) : Dawn Meissner

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours    
MAT 133 - Finite Mathematics   OR
MAT 135 - Statistics  
Or more advanced level if qualified:
MAT 137 - College Algebra  
MAT 145 - Precalculus 1  
MAT 146 - Precalculus 2  
MAT 151 - Accelerated Precalculus  
MAT 191 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1  
MAT 192 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2  
MAT 202 - Linear Algebra  
MAT 230 - Elementary Calculus (For Business and Social Sciences)  
(Mathematics GER)
3 credit hours    
ASL 111 - American Sign Language 1  
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours     
Technology Requirement  
See Technology Requirement  for a list of approved courses. 
3 credit hours    
ASL 120 - Introduction to the American Deaf Community  
ASL 120 fulfills the Diversity Requirement for this degree.

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Lab Science GER  
4 credit hours    
Arts & Humanities GER   
(One additional Arts and Humanities general education course other than ASL)
3 credit hours    
ASL 112 - American Sign Language 2  
3 credit hours      
ASL 121 - Deaf Culture   3 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER    3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Lab Science GER   3 credit hours    
Wellness Requirement  
3 credit hours    
ASL 113 - American Sign Language 3  
3 credit hours     
ASL 114 - Fingerspelling and Numbers  
3 credit hours     

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER    3 credit hours    
ASL 140 - Introduction to Interpreting   3 credit hours     
ASL 211 - American Sign Language 4  
3 credit hours     
Students are recommended to check with an advisor before selecting electives. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
5 credit hours    


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