The American Sign Language (ASL) Studies Program emphasizes the skills needed to effectively communicate both expressively and receptively with deaf persons. Interpreters are needed in schools, courts, hospitals, and both public and private agencies. Courses can be taken by individuals who have a personal interested in ASL, or as elective credit toward a AS degree. Graduates earn an associate of science degree upon completion of two years of ASL study, orientation to deafness, and training on the psychology of deaf people and their culture.
For students wishing to become licensed interpreters, a bachelor's degree in Interpreting or Deaf Studies is required. See your advisor for other transfer options in and out of state.