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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 Interpreter Preparation Program.

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

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 6/10/15

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