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2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook (Addendum 12/1/2023) 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook (Addendum 12/1/2023) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language, Career Studies Certificate Program- Can Be Completed Online-221-640-01

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Purpose: This program prepares individuals to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language. The focus is on American Sign Language vocabulary, syntax, non-manual signals, and receptive skills.

Occupational Objectives: Provides prerequisites for ASL interpreting programs offered at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College or Northern Virginia Community College. The ASL interpreting programs would then prepare students for state and national certifying examinations for positions as interpreters with schools, colleges, and universities; local, state and federal agencies as well as medical, legal, mental health, employment and religious service providers.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through transcript review or informed self-placement.  Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses. An understanding of the English language is important in developing ASL skills.

American Sign Language Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits: 18

Suggested Sequence of Courses:

American Sign Language is taught in a four-semester sequence with each semester serving as a prerequisite for the next: ASL 101 , ASL 102 , ASL 201 , and ASL 202 . ASL 125  may be taken any time after completing ASL 101  and is offered online.

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