Welcome to the IVC ASL Program!
We're glad you have an interest in the American Sign Language (ASL) program here at Irvine Valley College. We are a visual-based and immersive program allowing students to practice the language by interaction using dialogue and storytelling. The language comes with its own rich history and culture. Our professors are native users of the language and has the teaching expertise and technical expertise to maximize learning potential in a variety of settings. Opportunities are broad allowing users to mingle within the Deaf community as allies and with potential career choices through transfer into ASL/English interpreting, Deaf education, and Social Work.
The ASL program at IVC offers two levels of ASL courses: Beginning ASL (ASL 21 and ASL 22) and Intermediate ASL (ASL 23 and ASL 24). A Deaf Culture course (ASL 15) is also being offered as a lecture course with use of interpreters for students who do not know the language. Students can complete these five courses in two years and obtain an A.A. degree or certificate in ASL. The degree can be then used for transfer to universities with B.A. and/or M.A. degrees focusing on ASL and the Deaf community. We encourage community involvement through ASL-related events in Orange County.