Why Foreign Language & Culture?
Immerse yourself in cultural experiences that allow you to understand and communicate in new languages. CCAC offers several programs that provide students with the skill and experiences needed to add foreign languages to their work skills.
American Sign Language, Certificate (912.5)
The certificate in American Sign Language (ASL) provides language training and cultural enrichment for people who wish to learn ASL and the uniqueness of deaf culture. This program will not prepare students to become interpreters but is designed to introduce students to the language and culture. This program is particularly useful for parents of deaf children and students pursuing careers such as allied health, nursing, early childhood education and teaching, where clients may be deaf. The program is designed to allow students to complement their degrees with an ASL certificate offered as a part-time program. This certificate also serves as the language foundation and pre-requisite for the Associate's degree American Sign Language/English Interpreter Training Program.
TESOL Certificate, Diploma (659)
The English department offers a specialized certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Designed for students interested in teaching English abroad or moving on to undergraduate/graduate work in linguistics, the certificate provides you with a foundational core of concepts and training that allows you to pursue these goals.