American Sign Language

Program Description

Students who plan to follow a major pathway that requires two or four semesters of a second language at any of the state universities are able to complete the language requirement, using American Sign Language (ASL) at SCC for SLG 101/102 and 201/202 at CGCC, GCC, MCC, and PC. Students working toward their pathway will earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four year program.

The credits that are earned for American Sign Language will count as elective credits in the Associate of Arts degree, so students can earn anywhere from 4-16 credits of elective credit, depending on their proficiency placement.

Students planning to major in American Sign Language have the opportunity to gain proficiency in the language, and are exposed to the American Sign Language culture.

Students who wish to major in a field that requires two to four semesters of language, and wish to use American Sign Language as their second language requirement earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as junior. Courses are available in-person (day and evening) and online.

The minimum time to complete the Associate of Art degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit.

Currently, the program cost for an Associate of Art degree is approximately $5,288. This includes tuition and course fees for American Sign Language courses. Books and course fees in other classes are not calculated.

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Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.