The Certificate in Conversational American Sign Language will be awarded to students who first complete the 12-unit program of study consisting of four advanced deaf studies classes and then pass the departmental proficiency interview in American Sign Language. The recipients of the certificate are considered fluent and possess the expressive and receptive communication skills needed to successfully communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing children, youth, and adults.
The following list includes the required courses. Students must complete all the coursework with a C grade or better.
Required (12 units)
CDDS 94S, 106, 136, 139
Note: No course substitutions may be made without the department's approval. CDDS 91, 92, 93, and 94S are prerequisites for CDDS 136.