American Sign Language, Certificate

(Code 622-601)

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program offers a certificate program for interested students in American Sign Language (ASL). The goals of this program are for students to develop a depth of knowledge and skill in the use of ASL; students will appreciate the distinct culture of the Deaf community and behave according to the social norms of the culture; and students will apply semantic and/or linguistic elements of ASL in their use of the language. This certificate will not satisfy external standards. Interpreters must complete a minimum of an Associate’s degree; teachers of ASL must be licensed to teach ASL or hold Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher licensure.

Completion of the ASL Certificate requires 18 credits of ASL coursework OR 12 resident credits of ASL coursework beyond CSD 102
Required courses:
CSD 101American Sign Language I3
CSD 102American Sign Language II3
CSD 103American Sign Language III3
CSD 201American Sign Language IV3
CSD 210Cultural Perspectives of the Deaf3
Select one course from the following:3
American Sign Language Semantics
American Sign Language Linguistics

Upon completion of the requirements for the certificate, the student will contact the Office of Continuing Education for final verification of completion of requirements. The Office of Continuing Education will then notify the Registrar that the student has completed all requirements. If this certificate is a second program to meet graduation requirements, the certificate requirements will appear on the degree audit. In this case, the student does not need to contact the Office of Continuing Education.