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American Sign Language Certificate (

(Formerly:  Sign Langauge Education Option Certificate SAC 0995)

Certificate of competency in American Sign Language is offered as preparation for developing linguistic competency in ASL and readiness for entering a formal Interpreter Training Program. The certificate indicates skill in the use of ASL for personal communication and an introductory awareness of Sign Language Interpreting and other professions working within the Deaf community.

Requirements for the certificate:

Sign Language 110, American Sign Language I
Sign Language 111: American Sign Language II
Sign Language 112, American Sign Language III
Sign Language 113, Introduction to Interpreting for the Deaf
Sign Language 114: Classifiers, Fingerspelling and Numbering
Sign Language 116, Perspective on Deafness
Human Development 205
Human Development 107, Child Growth & Development (3)
Psychology 157, Introduction to Child Psychology (3)
Recommended electives: Speech Language Pathology Assistant 160.  


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