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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Sign Language Education AA, Services to the Deaf Option

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Program Description

The Services to the Deaf program is designed to provide education and training for individuals seeking to work with Deaf people within the public and private sectors of the federal, state and local agencies. Students gain basic knowledge, skills, and values necessary to communicate and interact with Deaf people. This program emphasizes the acquisition of American Sign Language, the appreciation of Deaf culture, and the social sciences. This option complements upper division coursework related to counseling and rehabilitation services for the Deaf at a four-year university.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Southeast Campus:  (918) 595-7694

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Use basic American Sign Language to communicate.
  • Display behaviors that promote respect for Deaf Culture.
  • Use interdisciplimary theories to counsel the Deaf.
  • Explain the comparison of languages and cultures.


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Student Organizations

You are encouraged to participate in the American Sign Language Club.  For more information speak to your professor or stop by the Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the American Sign Language Services to the Deaf Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 34

(Additional General Education Requirements are satisfied through Specialized Course Requirements.)

Humanities 6 hours

Mathematics 3 hours

  • Other higher level Math course substitutions may be permitted for college transfer.  Select a course for transfer to the college/university you plan to attend.

Science 7 hours

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 29

Total Credit Hours: 63

To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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