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ASL Communications Skills Certificate Level I

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This 17 credit hour program concentrates on developing skills that are required for simple communication with ASL speakers. It is not intended to prepare students to perform as interpreters. Students who desire those skills should complete the associate of applied science degree.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Certification – Employment in this field requires industry certification from theTexas Health and Human Services, Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Registry.

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Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward an Interpreter Training Technology AAS Degree.

First Semester Courses 9 Credits
SGNL 1401 Beginning American Sign Language I 4
SLNG 1215 Visual/Gestural Communication 2
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 11 Credits
SGNL 1402 Beginning American Sign Language II1 4
SLNG 1207 Intra-Lingual Skills Development for Interpreters 2
SLNG 1211 Fingerspelling and Numbers 2
SLNG 1317 Introduction to the Deaf Community 3
TOTAL Credit Hours for IASL Communications Skills Certificate: 20 Credits


  1. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: 50,9921

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Interpreter 2
  • Educational Interpreter2
  • Video Relay Interpreter2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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