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American Sign Language

Program Overview

The American Sign Language program is taken part-time over a two-year period. Graduates will be prepared and/or meet prerequisites for an Interpreter program; have sign language skills to work and communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people; meet World Language requirements at the high school and college/university level; and, meet entrance requirements for undergraduate or graduate programs in ASL Studies.

Program Plan

Certificate (18 credits)

SPCH 1270 Introduction to Speech (3)
LASL 1205 American Sign Language 1 (3)
LASL 1265 American Sign Language 2 (3)
LASL 1270 American Sign Language 3 (3)
LASL 1275 American Sign Language 4 (3)
LASL 1210 Fingerspelling & Numbers (3)

Course Outlines

For more specific information about this program's required courses, visit the Course Outlines page.

Cost of Program 

To determine the cost of this program, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Career and Employment Information

According the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012, reflecting growth in the industries employing interpreters and translators.

Gainful Employment Program Information