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Sign Language Studies (SILA)

Career Options & Highlights

Folsom Lake College offers courses in Sign Language Studies designed to introduce students to American Sign Language. Students learn basic conversational skills to communicate with members of the deaf community. Moreover, students learn about deaf culture such as cultural behaviors and values. SILA courses are transferable to UC and CSU. Students who are interested in pursuing the interpreting field would be able to transfer to American River College’s Interpreting Training Program.

Career Options
ADA Specialist; Childcare Worker; Group Home Worker; Human Services Worker; Independent Skills Instructor; Interpreter; Linguist; Mental Counselor; Rehabilitation Counselor; Teacher; Teacher Aide; Telecommunications Operators; Video Relay Interpreter; Residential Counselor.

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

Highlights
- Dedicated, well-trained instructors
- Highly interactive learning environment
- Close relationship with the deaf community
- Practical tools provided for communication opportunities

Updated 6/18/13

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