American Sign Language

This option is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to learn about deafness and sign language in-depth but to may or may not wish to become professional interpreters. This option prepares students to communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.   Apply & Register Program Details

This option is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to learn about deafness and sign language in-depth but to may or may not wish to become professional interpreters. This option prepares students to communicate directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

 


Area of Interest:
Humanities & Languages
Degree/Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ASL-101 American Sign Language I 3
SLS-202 American Deaf Culture 3
    6
Second Semester
ASL-102 American Sign Language II 3
ASL-103 Fingerspelling 3
    6
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ASL-201 American Sign Language III 3
ASL-200 ASL Essentials 3
    6
Second Semester
ASL-202 American Sign Language IV 3
SLS-201 ASL Linguistics 3
    6
  Total Minimum Credits 24

Program Goals

  • To instruct students to communicate in American Sign Language with a high degree of fluency.
  • To familiarize students with the Deaf Community and support services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
  • To provide students with a broad knowledge base in deafness and sign language in order to become employed in deafness- related professions.
  • To encourage students to become life-long learners by participating in deaf-related events and activities.
  • To foster in students the commitment to empower deaf people in society through support-service initiatives.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Use American Sign Language fluently and express knowledge of ASL Linguistics.
  2. Describe the common practices, perspectives, and behavior patterns of Deaf people and members of the Deaf Community in the Deaf Culture.
  3. Generalize on the ongoing need to participate in deaf- related events and activities and with members of the Deaf Community.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Contact Persons

Professor Martine Howard, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4744
email: mhoward@camdencc.edu

Professor Sally Ann Emilius
email: semilius@camdencc.edu
ASL classes & ASL assessment

Professor Dianne Falvo
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4540
email: dfalvo@camdencc.edu
Interpreting & EIPA information

Registration and Advisement
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4506

Additional information

CIP Code

16.1603

Program Code

SLS.CA