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

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ASL-101 American Sign Language I 3
SLS-202 American Deaf Culture1 3
    6
Second Semester
ASL-102 American Sign Language II2 3
ASL-103 Fingerspelling3 3
    6
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
ASL-201 American Sign Language III4 3
ASL-200 ASL Essentials5 3
    6
Second Semester
ASL-202 American Sign Language IV6 3
SLS-201 ASL Linguistics4 3
    6
  Total Minimum Credits 24
1 Corequisite: ASL-101
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

Program Goals

  • 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:

  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 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

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

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

Additional information

CIP Code

16.1603

Program Code

SLS.CA