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NOVA 2012-2013 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 100 Orientation of ASL as an Adult 2
ASL 102 American Sign Language II 4
ASL 125 History & Culture of the Deaf Community 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   13
2nd Semester
ASL 115 Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL or 2
  ASL  212  Advanced Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL  
ASL 201 American Sign Language III 4
ASL 220 Comparative Linguistics: ASL & English 3
Total   9
3rd Semester
ASL 202 American Sign Language IV 4
Total   4
Total credits for the American Sign Language Career Studies Certificate=26

1 Student may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to their particular program.