American Sign Language
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This program is part of the World Languages Department.

Can you guess what the fastest growing world language in the United States is? That’s right, it’s American Sign Language (ASL). It is estimated that there are nearly two million ASL users in North America today.

This sophisticated, visual-spatial language is used by the deaf community in the United States, in the English-speaking parts of Canada, and in parts of Mexico. It is a linguistically complete, natural language that shares no grammatical similarities to English. In fact, in terms of syntax, ASL shares more with spoken Japanese than it does with English. Who would have thought?

In addition to being fun to learn, students of the American Sign Language program at MCC are able to use their ASL skills in a variety of professional settings. ASL courses are taught exclusively in the target language.

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A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the American Sign Language program
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Academic Certificate (AC)    Language Studies Course List

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A certificate for this program is available online (denoted with a   icon above). Online learning is a convenient, flexible alternative to traditional classes. Learn more about the benefits of earning your certificate online.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the American Sign Language program is available through the World Languages department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.