Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

ASL (American Sign Language)

Sylvania Campus, CT 219 | 971-722-4672 (V) | 503-928-5867 (VP) | sign@pcc.edu | Faculty


Students practicing sign language in a classroom

Why choose American Sign Language at PCC?

Portland? Community College American Sign Language (ASL) instructors use state-of-the-art teaching methods. Classes are taught completely in ASL; no voice is used in class, allowing you the best opportunity to develop your skills in both using and understanding ASL.

Our instructors are active members of the local Deaf community. Our curriculum is approved by the national American Sign Language Teachers Association, a division of the National Association of the Deaf.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university


What will you learn?

PCC offers two full years of American Sign Language, plus a Deaf Studies class. Most state colleges, universities, and public high schools in Oregon and Washington accept American Sign Language for foreign language credit.

What will you do?

American Sign Language can be used close to home or anywhere in the country. ASL is the third most commonly used non-English language in the United States.

After completing our classes, you may apply to enter the Sign Language Interpretation program, which will prepare you to work as an interpreter in schools, colleges, and the community.

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