Go to www.grossmont.edu and click on Future Students.
Here, you’ll find all the information you need to fill about registering for classes and the fees. Read through the information and fill out the college application.
You may want to make an appointment with the Counseling Center to get help with the general education classes to take. The counselors will assist you in planning your degree, certificate, or transferring to another college for your bachelor’s degree.
They’ll direct you to college orientations, the freshman academy, any assessments, or other programs to help you find the correct pathway.
Begin with ASL 120: American Sign Language I.
The courses in the major are:
If you have further questions about the major, you can always contact the ASL Department Chair Jamie Shatwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to skip ASL 120 and enroll in a higher level, you’ll need to contact the Department Chair to waive the prerequisite. Contact Jamie Shatwell at email@example.com.
Take ASL 120 if you:
Prerequisites are waived by the Department Chair. Contact Jamie Shatwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may need to have transcripts from other colleges sent to Grossmont College – unless the courses were taken at Cuyamaca College.
You’ll find more information in the “Resources” link on the ASL webpage under “prerequisite clearance information.”
Failure to provide this information may cause you to miss out on getting into a course you want.
Yes. ASL fulfills general education requirements for both the Associate Degree and CSU/UC systems. Check the college’s catalog or make an appointment with the Counseling Center to see how it satisfies the requirements.
Yes. Most colleges require three semesters of ASL to satisfy this requirement. Typically, the foreign language requirement is part of the general education courses for the bachelor’s degree. While most majors require a foreign language, some do not. Check with a counselor to confirm the requirements for your major.
Take a more advanced ASL class if:
The instructors at Grossmont College are well qualified and respected within the community. They are involved in the community in many ways. They are interpreters, board members, participants in organizations, have Deaf family members, and socialize with the Deaf community.
Instructors teach their courses by applying second language learning theories and immerse students in sign language. Most courses are taught in sign language without the use of speech. The department has two full-time instructors and several adjunct instructors.
We offer an associate degree and certificate in American Sign Language (ASL), which includes ASL I-IV and a class on Deaf culture; provides a thorough knowledge of ASL; and is designed for students in other majors who might use ASL to communicate as part of their job.
We don’t offer an Interpreter Training Program. Our courses will help you to transfer to an ITP at a different college or university. You can look at our “Links to Other Colleges' Programs” in our Resources page to see what the requirements are.
To begin most Interpreter Training Programs, you must be fluent in ASL before enrolling into the interpreting classes. Therefore, at Grossmont College, complete ASL 120, 121, 130, 131, 220, and 221.
At Mesa College, contact Laura Mathis in the Counseling Center. She can assist you with the necessary coursework and prerequisites needed to enroll and apply into the Interpreting program.
At Palomar College, contact the Counseling Center for guidance to enroll into the Interpreting program.
Graduating with an AA degree in ASL will prepare you to become proficient in ASL to use in your current job/profession or to use in your personal life. Some examples are parenting a Deaf child, being a deafened adult, or learning another language. An AA degree in ASL is not sufficient to become an interpreter. However, this program will help you transfer to community college or university to join a specialized Interpreter Training Program (ITP).
Volunteer opportunities with Deaf Community Services (DCS) and DCS Clubhouse can be found at deafcommunityservices.org/volunteer.