Name: Fernando Oleas
Office: FO 3104
ASL/Interpreting Associate of Arts Degree
Associate Degree programs DO NOT necessarily constitute the first two years of a program leading to a bachelor's degree.
This program is designed to prepare students to facilitate communication between deaf people and hearing people. Upon completion of the program students should be prepared to work in the field in a limited number of entry level positions.
The ASL classes listed below are only offered in the semester for which they are listed (a class listed for Fall semester I or II is only offered in the fall, Spring classes are only offered in the spring).
Prerequisites or equivalent: American Sign Language 1 and 2
Recommended Labs: ASL101-A and 101-B
Fall Semester I
ASL 3 American Sign Language III 4
1ASL 101C American Sign Language Lab (ASL 3 Lab) 1
ASL 16 Creative Signing 2
ASL 40 Introduction to Deaf Culture 3
ASL 30 Fingerspelling I 1
*English 101 College Reading and Composition I (Plan B, Area D1) 3
*Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences (Plan B, Area B) 3
17(ASL=11 Units; G.E. = 6 units)
Spring Semester I
ASL 4 American Sign Language IV 4
ASL 101D American Sign Language Lab (ASL 4 Lab) 1
ASL 5 Introduction to Interpreting 3
ASL 31 Fingerspelling 2 1
*Anthro 104 Human Language and Communication (Plan B, Area C) 3
*Speech 101 Oral Communication I (Plan B, Area D2) 3
15 (ASL= 9 Units; G.E. = 6 units)
Fall Semester II
ASL 6 English-to-Sign Interpreting/Transliterating 4
ASL 101E American Sign Language Lab (ASL 6 Lab) 1
ASL 10 Sign-to-English Interpreting/Transliterating 4
ASL 22 Professional Issues and Practice I 2
*Gen Ed Natural Sciences (Plan B, Area A) 3
14 (ASL= 11 Units; G.E. = 5 units)
Spring Semester II
ASL 55 Interpreting 4
ASL 65 Transliterating 4
ASL 23 Professional Issues and Practice II 2
*Gen Ed Health Education ((Plan B, Area E1) 2
*Gen Ed Physical Education Activity (Plan B, Area E2) 1
13 (ASL= 10 Units; G.E. = 6 units)
1Required for ASL/Interpreting majors; optional for non-majors.
*These classes satisfy general education requirements for an A.A. degree at Pierce College (Plan B). The units listed indicate minimum requirements.
The classes that are listed as Gen Ed instead of showing a course number indicate a general category from which students may choose any class.
The order of G.E. classes in the above schedule is arbitrary. G.E. classes can be taken at any time that is convenient for each individual student.
HOWEVER, students need to complete English 101 as early as possible due to the strong English skills required for the last year of the Interpreting Program.
Students should verify with school counselors that a specific G.E. class satisfies the graduation requirement BEFORE taking the class.
Students planning to become professional interpreters will need a B.A. or B.S . degree. If transferring to a university talk to a school counselor about General Education plans C or D.
If a student finds it difficult to take the ASL classes as scheduled above, please contact an ASL faculty advisor for part-time schedule options.
Optional Classes (offered intermittently ): ASL 15 (ASL Linguistics), ASL 25 (Conversational ASL)
ASL 1 - 4, ASL 40, and Anthro104 satisfy the Humanities requirement for Pierce College general studies graduation.