Students practicing sign language.

American Sign Language Education - Services to the Deaf

Associate in Arts (AA) University Transfer Options

Classes offered at following campus(es)

  • Northeast

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The Services to the Deaf option is designed to provide education and training for individuals seeking to work with deaf people within the public and private sectors of the federal, state and local agencies. Students gain basic knowledge, skills, and values necessary to communicate and interact with deaf people. This program emphasizes the acquisition of American Sign Language, the appreciation of deaf culture, and the social sciences. This option complements upper division coursework related to counseling and rehabilitation services for the deaf at a four-year university.

General Education Requirements: 34 Hours

Computer Science 3 hours

CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications

Communication 9 hours

COMM 1113 Public Speaking
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

Humanities 6 hours

HIST 1063 Modern Western Civilization
Select three credit hours from Humanities courses listed in the General Education requirements.

Mathematics 3 hours

Select one course from the following:
*MATH 1473 Mathematics for Critical Thinking
*MATH 1513 College Algebra

Other higher level MATH course substitutions may be permitted for college transfer. Select a course that will transfer to the college/university you plan to attend.

Science 7 hours

BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors

Select three credit hours from courses that will transfer to the college/university you plan to attend. See General Education Requirements for complete list.

Social Science 6 hours

POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

*Course has prerequisite.

Specialized Course Requirements: 29 Hours

American Sign Language Education 17 hours

ASLE 1363 American Sign Language I
*ASLE 1373 American Sign Language II
ASLE 1413 Deaf Culture and History
*ASLE 2414 American Sign Language III
*ASLE 2524 American Sign Language IV

Behavioral Sciences 6 hours

PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology

Human Services 6 hours

HSVC 1213 Basic Counseling Skills
HSVC 2003 Family Relationships

Total Credit Hours: 63

*Course has prerequisite.

To receive an AA or AS degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

University Transfer Degree Information

The Services to the Deaf option is designed to provide education and training for individuals seeking to work with deaf people within the public and private sectors of the federal, state and local agencies. Students gain basic knowledge, skills, and values necessary to communicate and interact with deaf people. This program emphasizes the acquisition of American Sign Language, the appreciation of deaf culture, and the social sciences. This option complements upper division coursework related to counseling and rehabilitation services for the deaf at a four-year university.

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