American Sign Language
This certificate will focus on American Sign Language vocabulary, syntax, non-manual aspects, expressive and receptive signing skills, and deaf culture. Prospective students would include parents of Deaf children, and people who plan to work in Deaf-related fields, such as social work, vocational rehabilitation, Deaf education, sign language interpreting, etc. This program would also be for office and clerical personnel who want to make their businesses more “Deaf-friendly.” This program will prepare students for further study in the field, or the interpreting certification process between spoken English users and ASL users. Candidates for admission to this program should be proficient in English.
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