American Sign Language (AC)

Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

For students who want expertise in American Sign Language, this Academic Concentration may be earned along with a regular AA degree, and will be awarded upon graduation.

Core Courses
ASL  125AMERICAN DEAF CULTURE5
ASL& 221AM SIGN LANGUAGE IV5
ASL& 222AM SIGN LANGUAGE V5
ASL& 223AM SIGN LANGUAGE VI5
CMST&220PUBLIC SPEAKING5
Total Credits/Units25

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Participate in most formal and informal conversations on general topics in ASL.
  • Analyze the Deaf culture and American Sign Language, with an appreciation for the linguistic and cultural diversity.
  • Manage common interactions using enhanced vocabulary and grammar with fellow classmate using ASL.
  • Identify the rules of behavior, values, beliefs and etiquette of Deaf culture.