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American Sign Language: Deaf Support Specialist, AAS


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The American Sign Language: Deaf Support Specialist AAS Degree Program is offered for students who desire to enter employment directly after completion of this two year program. The program is open to qualified deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing students.

Possible Employment Responsibilities: A Deaf Support Specialist is responsible for advocating, educating, and promoting community awareness on the issues that pertain to the Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing communities.

Possible Employment Positions: Educational advocate, job coach, equal-rights advocate for Deaf or Deaf-Blind adults, mediator.

Possible Employment Locations: Companies or government agencies that employ Deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals.  An agency or organization that provides an array of services for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.  Schools with Deaf or hard-of-hearing students.

Program Duration: Two years. Additional Prerequisite course(s) may be required depending on student’s prior training/education.

Prerequisites: Taking the Sign Language Proficiency test determining appropriate placement in SGNL 1301 , SGNL 1302 , SGNL 2301 , and SGNL 2302 .

Total: 15 Hours


Total: 18 Hours


Note: Transfer courses from other colleges/universities will not be automatically accepted for SGNL 1301 , SGNL 1302 , SGNL 2301 , and SGNL 2302  unless the student has successfully passed the sign language proficiency test with the appropriate score.

Third Semester


Total: 15 Hours


Total: 12 Hours


Total Hours in AAS: 60


1 Capstone course.  Students must provide their own transportation to and from internship sites.

DSS “Skills” Courses-Grade Requirements


In order for a student to advance to the next course within the DSS course of study, the student must pass each of the following “skills” courses with a grade of “B” or better: SGNL 1301 , SGNL 1302  and SGNL 2301 . DSS majors making a grade of “C” or below on any of these courses will be required to repeat the course. DSS majors are required to pass all other SLNG courses with a grade of “C” or better. DSS majors making a grade of “D” or below on any of these courses will be required to repeat the course.

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