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About the program

Conestoga College and Canadian Hearing Services are pleased to offer the American Sign Language Basic Skills joint certificate part-time program. The program will be of interest to those who wish to develop sign language concepts and use basic American Sign Language skills. Students will learn abstract concepts dealing with the environment outside of the classroom. Students will also be introduced to the Deaf Culture where language, values, rules and traditions will be explored. This program will give graduates sufficient skills to enable them to communicate, at a basic level, with members of the Deaf Community in a variety of situations.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Describe the American Sign Language concepts related to people and the environment.

  • Deal with abstract concepts and reference to past occurrences, and discuss the environment outside the classroom.

  • Discuss various features of Deaf Culture, including language values, rules of behaviour and traditions.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendar for our upcoming registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Fall Registration: Opens July 25, 2022
Winter Registration: Opens November 28, 2022