The American Sign language program offers a variety of options for SRJC students with diverse interests and backgrounds.
Why learn ASL?
You can satisfy your foreign language or humanities requirement
You can use your ASL skills to communicate easily with Deaf friends, coworkers, or family members
Whatever your major or your future career, be it pediatrician or park ranger, you will always find it easier to interact with your Deaf clients and customers if you have some basic skills and knowledge of American Sign Language.
If you are a new parent, you can communicate with your baby starting at six months, almost a year before the baby communicates via speech. This is helps make parents' and babies' lives much easier and happier. If your baby is Deaf, it is also a good opportunity to learn ASL and communicate with your baby.
You can pursue a career working directly with Deaf people such as a sign language interpreter, a social service person, an educator or any other career. For this you will need advanced ASL skills plus knowledge and skills in Deaf culture.
You'll have a lot of fun, learning language through visual and gestural means.
Whatever your academic or career goals, you can deepen your understanding of how we communicate through language and increase your communication skills by learning a beautiful and eloquent visual and gestural language.
ASL 1 Elementary American Sign Language - Part 1
ASL 2 Elementary American Sign Language Part 2
ASL 3 Intermediate American Sign Language - Part 1
ASL 4 Intermediate American Sign Language - Part 2
ASL 5 History and Culture of Deaf People in the U.S.