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College Catalog 2018-2019

Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AN
CIP Code: 16.1603

Purpose:  This program prepares students to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language, including both expressive and receptive skills. The American Sign Language (ASL) Career Studies Certificate (CSC) will improve the students' marketability in a wide range of positions where it is necessary to possess effective communication between hearing and Deaf persons. These fields include careers such as; teaching, health and social service occupations, and public safety positions. Many people already holding positions in these areas would enhance their ability to perform their current jobs by expanding the range of people with whom they can communicate. The ASL Career Studies Certificate also fulfills all of the prerequisite requirements for our other programs of study. Many students complete the ASL CSC and then go on to enroll in either the Interpreting A.A.S. or Deaf Studies A.S. curriculum.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ASL 100 Orientation of ASL as an Adult 2
ASL 101 American Sign Language I 4
Total   6
2nd Semester
ASL 102 American Sign Language II 4
ASL 125 History and Culture of the Deaf Community 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   8
3rd 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
Total   6
4th Semester
ASL 202 American Sign Language IV 4
ASL 220 Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English 3
Total   7
Total credits for the American Sign Language Career Studies Certificate=27

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