Courses & Requirements
All ASL and DST courses, with the exception of DST101, require a DST major or permission of the instructor. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all ASL and DST courses in order to move to the next level of courses and for graduation. A minimum of 63 credit hours are required for graduation.
Starting in the Fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.
ASL101 Elementary ASL I and ASL102 Elementary ASL II with a “B” or better or demonstrate comparable skills/knowledge.
Additional Admissions Criteria:
All admission criteria are available in the Deaf Studies Criteria Packet which can be found at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/forms/#deaf_studies. Additional questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in this academic program will be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information, visit www.necc.mass.edu/cori-sori.
|ANT101 Cultural Anthropology||3||Prerequisite; satisfies Behavioral Science Elective|
|ASL111 Intermediate American Sign Language I||5||Prerequisite|
|ASL112 Intermediate American Sign Language II||5||Prerequisite|
|ASL201 Advanced American Sign Language I||4||Prerequisite|
|ASL202 Advanced American Sign Language II||4||Prerequisite|
|ASL203 American Sign Language Linguistics||3||Prerequisite|
|ASL205 Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore||3||Prerequisite|
|DST101 Introduction to Deaf Studies||3||Coerequisite|
|DST102 Introduction to the Interpreting Field
EDU101 Introduction to Teaching
HUS101 Introduction to Human Services
|DST191 Deaf Community Practicum||2||Prerequisite|
|DST205 Deaf Culture||3||Prerequisite
|ENG101 English Composition I||3|
|ENG102 English Composition II||3||Prerequisite|
|Free Electives||6||It is strongly recommended that students choose electives in consultation with their advisor or program coordinator.
Students wishing to transfer under the Mass Transfer Block must take one additional social or behavioral science
|Government OR History||3||GOV101 or higher, OR HIS101, HIS102, HIS111, HIS112, HIS121, HIS122|
|Math Elective||3/4||MAT120 or higher|
|Science Electives||7/8||One must be a 4 credit lab science; Students transferring must take 2 lab sciences|