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Noncredit Sign Language

Completion of this non-credit certificate program provides students with a strong foundation in ASL language skills and the cultural awareness necessary to interact with the deaf community. The successful completion of this program gives students a comunication skill set that is an asset in current and future employment.

Certificate code: CE. BEGIN.SIGN-LANG


Interested in Sign Language, but not ready to commit to our certificate program? Try our introductory class
SLG 304
- A Beginner's Guide to Sign Language.

Explore the fundamental principles of American Sign Language. Practice the American Manual Alphabet (fingerspelling) and introductory conversational vocabulary. Discuss cultural aspects of the deaf community.
NOTE: Introductory course designed for students with no previous knowledge of American Sign
Language to begin to communicate with deaf individuals.

Languages Brochure Winter/Spring 2017­


What is the training?
AACC's Beginning Sign Language training consists of three noncredit courses designed to prepare students to communicate with hearing impaired individuals. Students learn to use receptive and expressive forms of communication, finger spelling, numbers and conversational skills. 
Total hours: 78

What courses will I take?
SLG 343 - Conversational Sign Language 1
SLG 344 - Conversational Sign Language 2
SLG 345 - Conversational Sign Language 3

What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate and will be prepared to complete the ASL screening for entry into higher level credit classes. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
Approximately $450.00 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees but not including books.

What are the requirements?
Student must be at least 16 years old.

How do I enroll? 
Register online, in person, by fax or mail.

Use certificate code CE. Visit for details.

For more information contact 410-777-2325 or email Carol Cassidy at