The Associate of Applied Science Degree in American Sign Language (ASL): Deaf Support Specialist is comprised of a combination of technical and general education courses. The degree requires 70-72 semester hours of designated coursework. Students must pass a mid-program evaluation and a program exit exam in order to complete degree requirements. In addition, students will acquire social, cultural and educational foundations necessary for working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers in a variety of settings. Students are expected to maintain a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in all program coursework. The program is designed to provide the student with sign language communication skills necessary to communicate with a broad cross-section of Deaf consumers. Students interested in pursuing an AAS Degree are required to consult with department staff before registering for any SLNG classes.