Become an ally for the Deaf community.


Why choose this program?

American Sign Language (ASL) is the predominant language of Deaf communities in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada. Many students majoring in ASL choose careers in teaching, interpreting, or community service work. However, many careers do not require a specific major. Your knowledge of a foreign language will be viewed by almost any employer as a tremendous asset.

What will I experience?

The American Sign Language program at CHC provides students an opportunity to communicate with, and understand the Deaf community.

  • Small classes focusing on hands-on activities and language immersion
  • Each ASL class significantly increases vocabulary and grammatical awareness, as well as provided a deeper understanding of the culture and history of Deaf people.

What opportunities might it lead to?

An increasing number of students take ASL courses in preparation for transfer to a four year institution intending to major in Deaf Studies and/or Interpreter Training Programs.

Explore Careers and Opportunities

“This program has prepared me for my career as an interpreter of ASL. The professors not only taught me ASL and Deaf culture but they gave me a way to enter the Deaf community.” - Amanda Crabtree, ASL Student