Certificate - 18 credits
About this program
The American Sign Language (ASL) Studies certificate provides students with a basic knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. The curriculum provides a foundation for entry into a career in a deafness-related field and prepares students for continued educational studies in more advanced preparation for ASL interpreter certification. This program does not prepare students to become interpreters.
- Demonstrate basic conversational skills and use of appropriate American Sign Language vocabulary, finger spelling and numbers.
- Effectively communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing people in a variety of settings.
- Be prepared to meet the ASL prerequisites for sign language interpreter education programs.
- Comprehend that the Deaf community shares a set of values, rules and traditions different from typical American values.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
American Sign Language Studies - Certificate
1st Fall Term - 6 credits
|ASL1101 - American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I||3|
|COMM2230 - Intercultural Communication||3|
1st Spring Term - 6 credits
|ASL1102 - American Sign Language and Deaf Culture II||3|
|ASL1105 - Advanced Fingerspelling and Numbers||3|
2nd Fall Term - 3 credits
|ASL1103 - American Sign Language and Deaf Culture III||3|
2nd Spring Term - 3 credits
|ASL1104 - American Sign Language and Deaf Culture IV||3|