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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)  
Career Studies Certificate AN


Purpose:  This program prepares students to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language, including both expressive and receptive skills. Some students will transfer course credits to four-year institutions. Other students will be able to enhance their skills and employability in careers such as teaching, in the health or social service occupations, or in public safety positions.

Admission Requirements:  Successful completion of ASL 101 American Sign Language I, or consent of instructor based on demonstrably equivalent skill level.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ASL 125 History & Culture of the Deaf Community 3
ASL 102 American Sign Language II 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Total   10
2nd Semester
ASL 220 Comparative Linguistics: ASL & English 3
ASL 201 American Sign Language III 4
  ASL  115  Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL or  
Total   7
3rd Semester
ASL 202 American Sign Language IV 4
Total   4
Total credits for the American Sign Language Career Studies Certificate=23

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.