Program Description

Enhance your knowledge of the ear, various levels of hearing loss and practical use of Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on American Sign Language as a component of total communication. Practice receptive and expressive skills, body language, facial expression and classifiers. Basic issues are covered such as deaf and hard of hearing populations and cochlear implants. Learn new vocabulary with an emphasis placed on increasing Sign Language fluency in both the receptive and expressive modes of communication.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Through classroom interaction and class activities, you will develop the skills required to communicate through the use of American Sign Language.


Academic Opportunities

If you are a first responder, or plan to become one, the additional training available in First Responders Basic American Sign Language (LANG10088) could help you save lives.

Career Opportunities

  • Working with the deaf/hearing impaired.
  • Social Services agencies.
  • Health care settings.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

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Completion Requirement

2 Course(s)

man and woman sitting on a couch using sign language


This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term.

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