2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 26, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language, Career Studies Certificate Program

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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 assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses. An understanding of the English language is important in developing ASL skills.

American Sign Language Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits: 16

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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