2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Associate of Science

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The American Sign Language (ASL) program is designed to prepare the student to be able to communicate with the Deaf Community in a variety of settings. Their sets of language skills and cultural knowledge allows them to transfer into several different programs such as Theater, Health Science/medical, law, and Education just to name a few. Proficiency in ASL is valuable to professionals in special education, health sciences, audiology, and speech therapy. Students will be prepared for occupations as agency interpreters, classroom interpreters, theatre interpreters, and assistants/aids to members of the Deaf community.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills needs to communicate with the Deaf community at a basic to native level.
  • Show in-depth knowledge about the Deaf community and their culture.
  • Competently interact with native signers.

Total Units for the Major: 19

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science Degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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