American Sign Language Studies Certificate

The American Sign Language (ASL) Studies sequence of courses has been developed based on the need for professionals and community members to develop conversational proficiency in ASL and understanding of Deaf culture. This program is intended as supplementary education only and does not prepare the learner to work as an interpreter.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all ASL courses.

Please note: ASL 145, ASL 122 and ASL 147 are only offered in the fall semester; ASL 123, ASL 135 and ASL 150 are only offered in the spring semester.

(Major Code 3240; State CIP Code 16.1603)

ASL/Deaf Studies Program web page

First Semester

ASL 120Elementary American Sign Language I3
ASL 145Introduction to the Deaf Community*3
Total Hours6

Second Semester

ASL 121Elementary American Sign Language II*3
Total Hours3

Third Semester

ASL 122Intermediate American Sign Language I*3
ASL 147Fingerspelling I*2
Total Hours5

Fourth Semester

ASL 123Intermediate American Sign Language II*3
ASL 135Intro to American Sign Language Linguistics*3
ASL 150American Sign Language Literature*3
Total Hours9

Total Program Hours: 23