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American Sign Language Studies Associate of Arts Degree

Fresno City College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Fresno
Fall 2021

Fresno
Spring 2021

Program description

American Sign Language Studies Associate of Arts Degree

This degree is designed to prepare students for transfer as a junior to a baccalaureate degree program in American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Studies or Interpreting.

Admission requirements

International Students and Scholars Admission Requirements

To determine whether you are eligible for admission to our Fresno City College International Program, please review the following Admission Requirements, and submit the completed checklist with your other application materials:

  • Student must be 18 years old prior to the start of the semester
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement Form
  • Financial Documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results – Waived if student Graduated from a U.S. High School and/or if English is an official language of home country
    • TOEFL Score Requirement Score of 500 Paper Based Test (PBT) or 61 Internet Based Test (iBT) required from students applying from their home country. If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting a score of 460 PBT or 48 iBT. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
    • IELTS Score Requirement Overall Band Score of 5.5 required from students applying from home country with at least 5.0 in each subsection (Listening, reading, Writing, and Speaking). If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting an Overall Band Score of 5.0. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
  • High School Graduation Requirement Official Graduation Certificate/Diploma, transcripts, and/or equivalent evidence of graduation from a Secondary School or its equivalent are required. If records are not in English, certified translation must be furnished.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Required Core Courses

  • Beginning American Sign Language
  • High-Beginning American Sign Language
  • Intermediate American Sign Language
  • High-Intermediate American Sign Language
  • Deaf Culture
  • Structure of American Sign Language
  • Deaf History
  • American Sign Language
  • Literature/Folklore

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International and Out-of-State student fees for spring 2021 : $3480.00 per 12 credit units

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Demonstrate ability to carry on a Sign Language conversation consistent with the ability of a 4th semester second language learner with a Deaf individual or groups of Deaf people.
  2. Categories and describe characteristics that impact a Deaf person’s life in the following areas: the world of work, education, family, language and social development.
  3. Identify and compare beliefs, values, norms, traditions and attitudes reflected in Deaf culture, their subgroups and other cultures.
  4. Organize a plan to utilize career development tools and resources for use in the Deaf community

About this institute

Fresno City College

FCC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. Students will receive an American education at an affordable cost. Our students enjoy and benefit from individualized staff guidance, academic counseling,...


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