Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Certificate

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The certificate program in American Sign Language is designed to provide students with a foundation in ASL and would benefit those pursuing business or other service-oriented fields where they might be called upon to communicate directly with Deaf clients. The program also serves students preparing to enter an Interpreter Training Program; students whose first language is ASL and who desire to learn the structure and syntax of the language; and students desiring to improve their understanding of Deaf culture to better communicate with Deaf family, friends, neighbors, and community.

Program Requirements

All students should consult an advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 27

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Integrate and recognize ASL registers.
  • Demonstrate competency in ASL expressive and receptive skills at a minimum level 2 proficiency.
  • Demonstrate competency in visual gestural communication and finger spelling.
  • Demonstrate support and respect for ASL as the visual language of the Deaf community.
  • Demonstrate overall competency of 2.0 in ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) assessment instruments.

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