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SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Certificate

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CIP: 16.1601
School of Liberal Arts, 505-428-1370

This certificate introduces students to American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf culture, and the history of the Deaf community. It also helps students gain a broad understanding of the scope and types of support services that are available to Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. Additionally, there are career opportunities that the ability to use ASL supports, such as being an instructional aide for Deaf students or a dorm counselor at a Deaf school.

This certificate does not qualify you as a sign language interpreter by itself. Students wishing to continue their studies in ASL and/or ASL interpreting should consult with an ASL/Interpreting adviser. For more information, please see our website: www.sfcc.edu/programs/american_sign_language_interpreting.

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

Student can follow the Program Map(s) listed below to complete this program:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of and respect for the language, culture, and history of American Deaf people.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in ASL with diverse members of the Deaf community in various settings.
  • Describe the knowledge and skills of ASL that will support the understating of study and employment in education of the Deaf, interpreting, and in various professional and paraprofessional occupations.
  • Demonstrate effective advocacy by working with the Deaf to advance understanding and support for Deaf-related issues that impact the lives of Deaf individuals worldwide.

Total 19 Credits

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