The location for the October 19, 2017 meeting of the College’s Board of Trustees has been changed to the new Learning Resource Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Hegis Code - 5599, CIP Code - 16.1603

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: ASL-SD-AAS

     The American Sign Language Studies program is designed for individuals who are interested in sign language and working with deaf people. Graduates will be prepared to work as a para-professional in programs for deaf students and adults and/or transfer to four-year degree programs in Sign Language Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Deafness Rehabilitation, Special Education and other careers that involve deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.

     To continue as a student in the American Sign Language Studies program, students must achieve a minimum grade of C in every ASL course. Students may opt to repeat a course only once to earn a C or better.

      ASL101, ASL103, ASL105, ASL201, ASL203, and ASL220 are open to non-program students who have completed the appropriate prerequisites.

FIRST SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
ASL101: American Sign Language I 3
ASL103: Deaf Culture and Contemporary Issues 3
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Physical Education 1
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
ASL105: American Sign Language II 3
  ENG119: The Structure of English 3
  HSC114: Group Dynamics 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  PSY210: Lifespan Development 3

THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
ASL201: American Sign Language III 4
ASL203: Fingerspelling 2
  BIO101: Principles of Biology 4
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3
  Social Science Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
ASL210: Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English 3
ASL220: American Sign Language IV 4
  HSC101: Health Concepts or Health Elective 3
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  Unrestricted Elective 3


These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.