Learn the basics of communicating in American Sign Language or build a foundation for a career in a deafness-related field.
M State's 17-credit certificate in American Sign Language Studies provides basic training in ASL and an understanding of Deaf Culture. While the program does not prepare students to be interpreters, it will enable students to strengthen their ASL skills for communicating with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in:
Graduates can continue their education in M State's AAS degree in Sign Language Interpreter Preparation, which prepares students to work as interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
American Sign Language Studies Certificate
Sign Language Interpreting - Medical Certificate
The American Sign Language (ASL) Studies certificate provides students with a basic knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. The curriculum provides a foundation for entry into a career in a deafness-related field and prepares students for continued educational studies in more advanced preparation for ASL interpreter certification. This program does not prepare students to become interpreters.
The Sign Language Interpreting - Medical program provides specialized training for sign language interpreters interested in pursuing the field of medical interpreting. Students will be introduced to medical terminology, human body systems, medical interpreting, and ethical decision making. Students will expand their existing interpreting skills and prepare to facilitate communication between patients who use American Sign Language (ASL) and their medical care providers.
Last modified: June 22nd, 2015 at 12:10pm