American Sign Language (ASL), C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Annandale

This program prepares students to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language, including both expressive and receptive skills. The ASL Career Studies Certificate 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 fulfils 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.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ASL 100 Orientation to Acquisition 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 I 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 8
3rd Semester
Choose One
ASL 115 Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL 2
ASL 212 Advanced Fingerspelling and Number Use
ASL 201 American Sign Language III-IV 4
Total 6
4th Semester
ASL 202 American Sign Language III-IV 4
ASL 220 Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English 3
Total 7
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 27
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Orientation to Acquisition of ASL as an Adult
ASL
100
2
American Sign Language I
ASL
101
4
Total 6
2nd Semester
ASL
102
4
History and Culture of the Deaf Community I
ASL
125
3
1SDV
100
1
Total 8
3rd Semester
Choose One
ASL
115
2
Advanced Fingerspelling and Number Use
ASL
212
American Sign Language III-IV
ASL
201
4
Total 6
4th Semester
American Sign Language III-IV
ASL
202
4
Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English
ASL
220
3
Total 7
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 27

1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

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