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American Sign Language and Interpreting

American Sign Language and Interpreting Department of Human Sciences and Education ....................... (361) 698-2809 The American Sign Language and Interpreting Program curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers working with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. This multiple-entry/multiple-exit program prepares students with workplacetransferable technical skills and academic, thinking, and communication skills. The certificate program provides students who plan some other career with knowledge and skills to work with clients who are deaf and hard of hearing. The associate of arts degree is a transfer degree that prepares students for further education leading to a career as a teacher for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. The associate of applied science degree prepares students for careers as interpreters for the deaf. The interpreting program requires students to have demonstrated knowledge and skills in both English and American Sign Language and apply for admission to the program. Upon admission to the program, students will take courses that will prepare them for the Texas Board for Evaluation of Interpreters Basic Interpreting Certification exam. A minimum grade of “C” is required for ASL students in their major field. CERTIFICATE: DEAF STUDIES (Suggested Occupational Plan)

. Sem. FIRST SEMESTER Lec. Lab Hrs. SLNG 1215. Visual/Gestural Communication.................1 2 2 SLNG 1317. Introduction to the Deaf Community..........3 0 3 ®SGNL 1301. OR SLNG 1304. American Sign Language (ASL) I.................2 2 3 ENGL 1301. Composition I.................................................3 1 3 ITSC 1309. Integrated Software Applications I...............2 4 3 Second Semester SLNG 1211. Fingerspelling and Numbers.........................1 2 2 SLNG 1321. Introduction to the Interpreting Profession.........................................................3 0 3 SLNG 1347. Deaf Culture.....................................................3 1 3 ®SGNL 1302. OR SLNG 1305. American Sign Language (ASL) II................2 2 3 SPCH 1315. Fundamentals of Public Speaking..............3 0 3 Third Semester ®SLNG 1444. American Sign Language (ASL) III (Capstone)........................................2 4 4 Total Semester Hours for Certificate 32

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Del Mar College 2012-2013 Catalog  

2012-2013 Edition of the Catalog and Student Handbook for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas

Del Mar College 2012-2013 Catalog  

2012-2013 Edition of the Catalog and Student Handbook for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas

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