American Sign Language

Got ASL? We do...at DCC! What is ASL? ASL is American Sign Language which is THE language of the Deaf community. Doesn't matter if you're here in Danville or across the United States, ASL is used all over the country by the Deaf community. And, DCC has an 18 credit hour certificate program that prepares you for working with the Deaf. The purpose of the 18 credit hour certificate program is to provide you, your family, friends, and professionals a better understanding of the language and culture of the Deaf community. It is a fun-filled exciting challenge for anyone brave enough to "step into the Deaf world." Because ASL is like studying a foreign language, it can be challenging and an aptitude for languages is an asset.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the ASL Program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic ASL conversational skills in communicating with people who are Deaf.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and appropriate responses based on exposure and knowledge from the Deaf community.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to accommodate people who are Deaf in an accessible work, school or office by contacting and providing interpreting services and technology.

Curriculum Map

Upon completion of the American Sign Language career studies certificate program, students will be able to:

Required Course 1

Required Course 2

Required Course 3

Required Course 4

Required Course 5

Required Course 6

Outcome 1
Demonstrate basic ASL conversational skills in communicating with people who are Deaf

EIP 181

EIP 200

EIP 211

EIP 212

EIP 213

EIP 214

Outcome 2
Demonstrate critical thinking and appropriate responses based on exposure and knowledge from the Deaf community

EIP 181

EIP 200

EIP 211

EIP 212

EIP 213

EIP 214

Outcome 3
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to accommodate people who are Deaf in an accessible work, school or office by contacting and providing interpreting services and technology

EIP 181

EIP 200

EIP 211

EIP 212

EIP 213

EIP 214

Course Sequence

SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
ASL 101 Introduction to ASL I (formerly SCM 100) 3
ASL 102 ASL II (formerly SCM 101) 3
ASL 201 American Sign Language III (formerly SCM 110) 3
ASL 115 Fingerspelling Expressive & Receptive 2
ASL 125 History & Culture of the Deaf Community (formerly SCM 125) 3
ASL 202 American Sign Language IV (SCM 200) 3
Total Minimum Credits for a Career Studies Certificate in American Sign Language 18

For more information consult the College Catalog.

(Student Worksheet)