American Sign Language

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American Sign Language

This program is for students who want to work in fields serving people who use American Sign Language to communicate such as education, criminal justice and social services.

Graduates of this program usually transfer to a four-year college to complete their bachelor’s degree before entering their career.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Be proficient in all aspects of American Sign Language across registers and dialects;
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of American Deaf Culture;
  • Explain the historical, social, political, recreational, medical, educational, and linguistical issues that affect individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing;
  • Identify the laws and legislations that impact the civil rights of Deaf people;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the prevalent models (pathological vs. humanistic) of deafness;
  • Identify the various types, causes, and levels of deafness.

While RCBC offers Deaf Studies and several American Sign Language courses, we no longer offer an Interpreter Education program. Students seeking this degree can consult the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf at rid.org.