Students earning a degree in Sign Language Studies at CWI are immersed in the language and culture of the American Sign Language (ASL) community. They have the opportunity to develop receptive and expressive skills, along with the cultural awareness needed to participate in the local Deaf community. Students are able to connect with the community through local events, community service, and symposiums.
Through the study of ASL, students prepare themselves to transfer to four-year degree programs in pursuit of a variety of fulfilling careers and life opportunities. These career opportunities include teachers, interpreters, elementary education instructors, speech-language pathologists and many more. Achieving an Associate of Arts (AA) in Sign Language Studies will provide a strong foundation in basic language skills and cultural knowledge that will allow students to achieve their academic and professional goals.
Completion of the program is designed to meet the general education requirements of all Idaho public universities and will result in an AA degree. Students will have a strong foundation in the language and culture and be prepared to transfer to a four-year university.