American Sign Language


Got ASL? We DCC! What is ASL? ASL is American Sign Language which is THE language of the Deaf community. Doesn't matter if you're here in Danville or across the United States, ASL is used all over the country by the Deaf community. And, DCC has an 18 credit hour certificate program that prepares you for working with the Deaf. The purpose of the 18 credit hour certificate program is to provide you, your family, friends, and professionals a better understanding of the language and culture of the Deaf community. It is a fun-filled exciting challenge for anyone brave enough to "step into the Deaf world." Because ASL is like studying a foreign language, it can be challenging and an aptitude for languages is an asset.

Program Outcomes

Curriculum Map

For more information consult the College Catalog.


SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
ASL 101 Introduction to ASL I (formerly SCM 100) 3
ASL 102 ASL II (formerly SCM 101) 3
ASL 201 American Sign Language III (formerly SCM 110) 3
ASL 115 Fingerspelling Expressive & Receptive 2
ASL 125 History & Culture of the Deaf Community (formerly SCM 125) 3
ASL 202 American Sign Language IV (SCM 200) 3
Total Minimum Credits for a Career Studies Certificate in American Sign Language 18

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