American Sign Language A.S. General Transfer

American Sign Language A.S. General Transfer

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.

What is a TTP?

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. The Tennessee Transfer Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A student who completes all the courses listed on a particular Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Chattanooga State. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all the community college courses taken will be accepted at the university and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.

Visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathways website to view the  for this program.