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American Sign Language


man signing with his right hand

American Sign Language (ASL) is the vernacular of the vast majority of Deaf Americans. It is a visual and spatio-gestural language with its own intrinsic structure and grammar that convey meaning through signing. At Montgomery College, you can take ASL courses to fulfill a general education requirement and to enrich your knowledge of Deaf language and culture. 

You can also earn a certificate or an associate of arts degree. The associate of arts degree in American Sign Language prepares you to enter fields in which you would work with Deaf people on a daily basis. Following program completion, you can transfer to a four-year degree program and major in American Sign Language, deaf education, interpreter education, or social work.

As you progress through ASL courses, you will develop the ability to understand and express yourself signing and using facial expressions to create meaning, from elementary to advanced levels. You will also acquire awareness of traditions and practices within the Deaf community. 

American Sign Language Degree and Certificate

Learn more about program outcomes, required courses, transfer opportunities, and career information.

Associate of Arts Degree

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