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The Modern Language program provides primarily first- and second-year transfer-level courses that will satisfy core General Education (G.E.) requirements for career pathway in the workforce a well as to satisfy requirements for the CSU’S and UC’S. 

Students in the American Sign Language (ASL) program will develop their proficiency in expressive and receptive skills in fingerspelling and conversational vocabulary using ASL grammar, and they also acquire awareness about Deaf Culture.

The ASL Department offers an ASL Associate’s in Arts Degree (AA). The American Sign Language Associate of Arts degree provides students the classes they need to transfer to a 4-year university, especially, CSU Fresno.  The ASL AA Degree is a two-year study program of a second language that includes your general education. This can lead to a degree in Interpreting, Deaf Studies, and Teacher of the Deaf. You may also double major and it may qualify you for bi-lingual pay in many workplaces and the ability to communicate at a paraprofessional level.  The transfer-level courses are designed to prepare students to continue with their language studies in upper-division courses after completing their education at Delta College. 

The ASL Department also offers an ASL Certificate. The American Sign Language Certificate Program provides students with ASL fluency working with Deaf persons. The ASL certificate is a one- to two-year study program of a second language that prepares students to communicate at a paraprofessional level. It may also qualify you for bi-lingual pay in many workplaces.

The ASL Department has developed a flexible schedule of classes offering morning, evenings, and night classes. In addition, for student’s needs and convenience, the ASL Department offers courses scheduled in various modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online. 

The ASL faculty and staff members welcome you and we look forward to assisting you fulfill your educational journey.  

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Certificate and Degree Options

Certificates

  • ASL Certificate – the ASL Certificate is designed for students wanting bi-lingual pay or to assist in another major.

Degrees

  • ASL Associate in Arts – the ASL Associate in Arts for Transfer degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in ASL/Deaf Studies/Teacher of the Deaf/Interpreting. This degree can also be an add on to other degrees.

For more certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Plan Your ASL Journey
Map for ASL AA

Ready to plan your path to a degree in ASL? 

ASL AA Degree, ASL Certificate & General Information

View an academic map for an ASL AA degree.

This excel spreadsheet has tabs at the BOTTOM for which semester you decide to start with your ASL journey.  We have an accelerated program so you can finish major requirements in two semesters.

The ASL AA Degree required courses consist of the following classes: 

SL 1 4 Units
SL 2 4 Units
SL 3 4 Units
SL 4 4 Units
COMM DIS 1A 3 Units
COMM DIS 1B 3 Units

Any 2 units from the following: 

SL 71 .5 - 1 Unit
SL 72 .5 - 1 Unit
SL 73 .5 - 1 Unit
SL 74 .5 - 1 Unit

(Subtotal of 24 units)

ASL Program Brochure