|First Year / First Semester|
|ASL-101||American Sign Language I||3|
|SLS-202||American Deaf Culture1||3|
|ASL-102||American Sign Language II2||3|
|Second Year / First Semester|
|ASL-201||American Sign Language III4||3|
|ASL-202||American Sign Language IV6||3|
|Total Minimum Credits||24|
2 Prerequisite: ASL-101
3 Prerequisite: ASL-101; Corequisite: ASL-102
4 Prerequisite: ASL-102
5 Prerequisite: ASL-102; Corequisite: ASL-201
6 Prerequisite: ASL-201
- To ensure that students can demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) for entry-level interpreting.
- To prepare students to convey accurately a spoken English message into ASL and a signed message from ASL to English.
- To instruct students in the roles, responsibilities and function of a professional interpreter as well as the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC), set forth by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and to ensure that students are able to apply that knowledge to varied interpreting situations.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Use American Sign Language fluently and express knowledge of ASL Linguistics.
- Describe the common practices, perspectives, and behavior patterns of Deaf people and members of the Deaf Community in the Deaf Culture.
- Generalize on the ongoing need to participate in deaf- related events and activities and with members of the Deaf Community.
The program is designed for students to complement their degree with this ASL certificate. Students can utilize their signing skills on their existing job or in a job where the client is deaf.
Special Program Requirements
Student must obtain proof of an AA/AS degree, BA/BS degree or higher.
Professor Sally Ann Emilius
ASL classes & ASL assessment
Professor Dianne Falvo
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4540
Interpreting & EIPA information
Professor Martine Howard, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4744
Registration and Advisement
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4506