American Sign Language Studies
American Sign Language Studies Associate Degrees and Certificates
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If you would like your career to include providing services to the Deaf /Hard of Hearing/ DeafBlind communities, Northern Essex offers several options for you to choose from. Our American Sign Language Studies Associate Degree has three concentrations to choose from:
- American Sign Language Concentration
- Human Services Concentration
- Interpreting Transfer Concentration
We also offer a Sign Language Interpreting Certificate, which is an intensive program designed to provide a foundation in American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Culture, and Interpreting. Participants also have an opportunity to explore careers in sign language interpreting.
Studying for a Sign Language Degree at NECC:
You can enter the workforce directly or transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program.
- If you want to enter the workforce directly, you can prepare for a career as a direct service provider in residential programs independent living, organizations, or state agencies.
- Or you can transfer into a four-year program in ASL – English Interpreting, Deaf Studies, education, or human/social services among numerous options.
The American Sign Language Studies degree can also be an advantage in other professions that serve Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind people.
Please call or email one of the following:
Kevin Fleese, Program Coordinator
Erik Bailey, ASL Studies Program Assistant
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