NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
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Career Studies Certificate AN  

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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 Year1st Semester2nd Semester
   ASL102American Sign Language II4 
   ASL125History & Culture of the Deaf Community3 
   INT130Interpreting: An Introduction to the Profession3

   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   ENG111 College Composition I 3
   ASL115Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL 2
   ASL201American Sign Language III 4
   ASL220Comparative Linguistics: ASL & English 3

Total Credits/Semester1012

Total credits for the American Sign Language (ASL) Career Studies Certificate = 22.

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

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