Deaf Studies ASL.S.STC
Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 Credit Hours
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Effective as of Fall 2023
What is the program about?
Students completing this certificate will obtain valuable knowledge regarding Deaf Culture and American Sign Language. This certificate shows a conversational level of American Sign Language skill. Students seeking another degree or certificate may find this credential allows them to highlight additional language skills. This certificate does not teach interpreting nor is the holder of this certificate qualified as an ASL-English Interpreter. A grade of C or better is required in all ASL courses.
- Student will understand Deaf culture and the varying views of Deafness.
- Explain the major historical influences in the development of American Sign Language and other signing systems.
- Students will communicate/actively interact with members of the Deaf community on a wide range of topics in culturally appropriate ways. Students will use appropriate turn-taking techniques and conform to cultural behaviors.
Students may pair the Deaf Studies Short Term Certificate with any field in which they interact with people. As the third most used language in the United States, American Sign Language is beneficial to any individual in any career field. Students will be able to use the skills learned during the Deaf Studies Short Term Certificate courses to communicate directly with Deaf/deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind/DeafDisabled users of American Sign Language.
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Program Accreditation Information
This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.