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American Sign Language I

Learn the art of silent speaking with American Sign Language (ASL).  You will be introduced to the manual alphabet, numbers, words, and short phrases.  

American Sign Language 1 introduces students to the fundamentals of sign language while developing an understanding and appreciation of Deaf culture and the community.  Students will be introduced to signing techniques of the manual alphabet, numbers, and short phrases.  Students will practice dialog and will demonstrate comprehension skills through application.  Projects are assigned outside of the formal classroom setting to provide practice opportunities and to develop proficiency in a real world setting. 


  • Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: Complete function of at least one hand
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Introductory
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Golden West College (2014-2015)
    Westcliff University (2015-2019)
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: E - Language Other Than English (2 years required; 3 years recommended)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Fullerton HS
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.

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