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American Sign Language


Deaf Communication Studies: American Sign Language

Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

Offered through Arts, Design, Humanities & Communication

@ Florissant Valley | Wildwood

This program provides the instruction and hands-on experience needed to communicate effectively with deaf individuals through American Sign Language (ASL). Knowledge of ASL can be a valuable addition to a resume for people in a wide variety of service fields such as special education teachers, teaching assistants, nursing home personnel, educational advocates, social workers, nurses and more.

Required Courses

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.

Here is a list of all the courses needed to complete the degree. The course rotation starts each fall semester. No general education classes are required for the Certificate: American Sign Language.


More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.


All American Sign Language classes are taught by deaf faculty in a total immersion format: no voice is permitted in these classes.

Flexible Schedule

This program offers the convenience of full- and part-time, day and evening classes.

Hands on Learning

This program offers specialized resources and computer programs designed for learning a visual language.

Cost of Attendance

For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.

Program Career and Salary Information

Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.

The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

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Hours for all campuses: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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