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American Sign Language Program
ASL Program Mission
The Salt Lake Community College ASL program is committed to supporting the Deaf community by teaching students ASL, Deaf Culture & History. Its mission is to provide students with an appreciation of ASL and respect for the unique culture and history of those who are part of the Deaf community.
The program fulfills its mission by:
- Offering an associates of art degree based on course work that will prepare students for career opportunities where proficiency in ASL is necessary.
- Offering a program that provides opportunities for students to acquire knowledge and critical thinking skills, develop self confidence, experience personal growth and value cultural enrichment.
- Maintaining an environment committed to teaching and learning, collegiality and the respectful and vigorous dialogue that nourishes active participation and service in a healthy democracy.
ASL Program Philosophy
It is the philosophy of the Salt Lake Community College ASL Program that by providing students with meaningful educational experiences that balance skill development, historical knowledge, and cultural awareness, students will complete the program well prepared to transfer to various universities to obtain higher degrees in careers involving ASL and the Deaf community.