Associate of Arts in
American Sign Language SUNY Finger Lakes Community College
As a student in the American Sign Language program, you'll gain a strong understanding of the language, culture, and community of Deaf people. You'll graduate with a deepened understanding of English and proficiency in more than one language.
The Deaf population in the Rochester, NY, region is one of the largest in the United States, due in large part to the opening of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in 1968.
Whether you're interested in working directly with Deaf populations in health care, education, or interpretation, your options are limitless. The ability to communicate in more than one language can open the door to jobs that you may not have previously considered. ASL professionals translate lyrics at concerts, politician's speeches, and lectures, providing equal opportunities for the Deaf community to be entertained and informed.