American Sign Language

The American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Program at Long Beach City College offers formal transfer requirement courses in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. It is designed to teach students to communicate effectively in American Sign Language, to educate about the many facets of Deaf culture, and to encourage participation in the Deaf community.


American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Associate in Arts (AA)

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The study of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies develops many skills which are applicable across many diverse career paths. An American Sign Language and Deaf Studies degree provides students with the ability to not only communicate  with hearing impaired individuals but also to understand how they interact with the hearing world. With 3.5% of the American public either being deaf or hearing impaired, American Sign Language and Deaf Studies is necessary in a variety of areas.


  • Audiologist
  • Child Care Worker
  • Employment Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Language Pathologist
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


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How long does it take to learn American Sign Language (ASL)?

American Sign Language requires the same time and dedication necessary to learn any language. ASL proficiency requires several years of coursework and practice to become fluent.

How hard is it to learn ASL?

The study of ASL is similar to any other language.