American Sign Language Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate provides students’ with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate with intermediate proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses

ASL 101American Sign Language I


ASL 102American Sign Language II


ASL 103American Sign Language III


ASL 104American Sign Language IV


Total Credit Hours: 16.00


A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Expressive Communication: Students will demonstrate language proficiency by signing American Sign Language at a beginning to intermediate level.
  • Receptive Communication: Students will interpret visual/signed ASL at a beginning to intermediate level.
  • Deaf Culture and History: Students will demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the Deaf Community regarding social interactions, beliefs, values, arts, literature, entertainment, and diversity.
  • Cultural Diversity and Appreciation: Students will define the concept of culture, appreciate other cultures and interact with members of those cultures in relation to their own.