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American Sign Language - Cert

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, August

Program Overview

What Berkeley City College says about their program:
"Berkeley City College’s ASL Program enables students to acquire the communicative competence in ASL and the cultural sensitivity needed to interact successfully with members of the American Deaf community. American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the United States. It is the major language that the American Deaf population uses.
Students who will benefit from this program include the following: those who wish to expand their language skills and cultural knowledge to enhance other majors (e.g., interpreting, education, social work, and psychology); those who need to fulfill a university foreign language requirement; parents of deaf children; and deafened adults. Students will develop skills which will also make them more marketable to potential employers who encounter the Deaf."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

  • Application form
  • Bank statement
  • Diploma(s) and transcript(s)
  • Medical examination form
  • Passport bio page
  • Affidavit of support (Form I-134)
  • English proficiency score (optional)
  • Guided self-placement (GSP)

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - $7,950 / year

Bowles Scholars Award

This scholarship is in honor of Catherine Janes Bowles, M.A., and Judge George Bowles, J.D., and is sponsored by Dr. Gloria Bowles, Ph.D., founding coordinator of the women’s studies program at UC Berkeley, to address in a modest way growing inequality.

This is a $1,000 scholarship award. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to part-time Berkeley City College students who have completed a minimum of 15 units, have a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA, and appear committed to completing their degrees.

Georgia Runge-Smith Memorial Scholarship

Named in memory of Georgia Runge-Smith, a graduate of the California Community College system, this scholarship is a tribute to her commitment to youth and education.

This is a $250 scholarship offered in the Spring. This scholarship is open to all students at the Peralta Colleges(Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College) regardless of program or major. Qualified students need to have a 2.5 GPA or greater, demonstrate financial need, and must have a goal of transferring to a four-year institution for further study.

John & Deborah Tunis Scholarship - BCC

This is an up to $500 scholarship awarded once a year in the Spring. ​This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a female student who demonstrates financial need and academic potential in her career and degree in one of four categories; math/science, business/industry, health sciences, or vocational education.

PACLA Scholarship - BCC

This is a $500 scholarship awarded once a year in the Spring to two students. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a Chicano/Latino student enrolled at Berkeley City College. Preference will be given to, but not limited to AB540 students.

Visa requirements for Berkeley City College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements