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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Welcome to Lakeland Community College's department of American Sign Language.

This program provides students a foundation in American Sign Language (ASL) and basic issues of concern to the Deaf community, while strengthening knowledge and communication skills. Furthermore, the program broadens students' appreciation and understanding of Deaf culture, history and language to enable students to:

  • Facilitate effective communication with Deaf persons in informal settings in teaching, human services, or health care.
  • Enhance their credentials for employment opportunities which do not require interpreter certification but do assign value to skills in ASL and knowledge of Deaf culture.
  • Earn the academic qualifications for entry into advanced studies at universities offering sign language programs.
  • Enter an interpreter training program, after which they may sit for a certification examination, sponsored by the national licensing organization.
  • Partner with organizations and clubs relevant to the Deaf community.

 


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