American Sign Language

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Why study ASL?​​​

Learning American Sign L​anguage will allow you communicate more effectively with the estimated half a million people in the U.S. and Canada who use ASL as their primary language.​​

Proficiency in ASL may give you a leg up in many careers, including teaching, counseling, law enforcement, and emergency response. Learning and using ASL (or any other second language) will give your brain a boost. Research has clearly demonstrated the cognitive benefits of bilingualism.

Course Offerings

Dallas College offers beginning and intermediate ASL courses.
Check the credit class schedule for current course availability.

The Core Curriculum

American Sign Language (ASL) courses are part of the Dallas College Core Curriculum.
Ask your success coach whether you can incorporate ASL courses into your degree plan.


If you are already proficient in ASL and want to register for advanced courses, please provide evidence of having taken the prerequisites or a proficiency exam to place you into the courses.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you'd like to take a college-level ASL class but do not need college credit, you can take it “concurrently" for noncredit. A concurrent section may already exist on the Continuing Education (CE) schedule. Please contact a CE success coach if you have any questions.