Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Accomplishment in Deaf Studies Prep

Credits required 17

Dean

Joanne Preston

Program contact

Sandra Lygren, Coordinator and Professor of Deaf Studies, ext. 2748

Program Goals Statement

This certificate program is designed for students interested in American Sign Language and Deaf people but unsure of their career goal(s). It is also a great concentration for students in non-Deaf Studies degree programs that seek specialized skills and knowledge in a competitive job market.

Program Information

This certificate program is a good choice for Deaf Studies students wishing to explore their program of study and career options while they complete developmental work.

Students are encouraged to be active in our ASL/Deaf Studies club and are required to be active in the Deaf community.

Students will spend an additional hour per week engaged in language lab activities with each ASL course taken.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ASL 101Elementary American Sign Language

3 credits

ASL 102Elementary American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 181Visual/Gestural Communication

2 credits

DST 101Introduction to Deaf Studies

3 credits

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ASL 101Elementary American Sign Language

3 credits

DST 101Introduction to Deaf Studies

3 credits

DST 110Deaf Culture

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

ASL 102Elementary American Sign Language II

3 credits

ASL 181Visual/Gestural Communication

2 credits

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