American Sign Language Studies
This program at NIC will prepare students for transfer to a four-year program in pursuit of careers in the Signing Professions. Course work is designed to provide information on the linguistic, historical, and cultural background of the American Deaf community.
An associate degree with emphasis in American Sign Language Studies meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for the intended transfer institution's related majors. Such related majors may include: Deaf Studies, Early Childhood Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Sign Language Interpreting. Other professions that would benefit from this acquired skill and knowledge may include careers in Human Services, Education, Social Services, and Business.
Note: This is not an Interpreter Training Program (ITP), but most courses transfer to satisfy some ITP requirements at the transfer institution.