American Sign Language CertificateThe American Sign Language certificate is NOT being offered at this time.
Okanagan College offers certificate programs at the preparatory, basic, and intermediate levels in American Sign Language (ASL) that can help.
Progressively learn the vocabulary and visual grammar of sign language while advancing through the program. Your ability to converse begins with simple introductions and builds to the point where you’re able to participate in wide-ranging debates.
Okanagan College’s American Sign Language programs are part of a standardized and articulated provincial training program. Students have the option to participate in a provincial mastery examination to determine their readiness to advance to the next level of training. Students who complete the intermediate level may participate in an employment proficiency interview in Greater Vancouver and may seek admission to the ASL Interpreter Program at Douglas College.
Successful completion of the ASL Prep Mastery Exam provides equivalency to a grade 11 language, and the completion of the ASL Basic Mastery Exam provides equivalency to a grade 12 language requirement. Both Okanagan College and Simon Fraser University currently recognize this language requirement.