ASL Interpreting Preparation Options



American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies
AA Degree - 60 credits

The American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies Associate Arts degree is designed to provide the foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in American Sign Language Interpreting or within the Deaf community. 


American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies
Certificate - 34 Credits

The American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies Certificate is designed to provide the foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in American Sign Language Interpreting or within the Deaf community. This certificate is aligned to the American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies Associate Arts degree.


ASL Classes

  • ASL 101 - American Sign Language
  • ASL 102 - American Sign Language II
  • ASL 201 - American Sign Language III

Career in ASL

Consider a career working with Deaf or Hard of Hearing people. 

  • Interpreter
  • Deaf Education
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Audiology
  • Health Care

Degree related information

Students must demonstrate 4th semester proficiency in ASL. They must complete or be enrolled in ASL 203, ASL 110, and ITP 210 and declare intent to complete the program of study in order to apply for admission to the program. A questionnaire and preliminary assessment of sign language skills is required.


ASL Club

ASL Club meets every Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Lone Tree Room 113

For more information on the ASL Club and other clubs, visit the Clubs and Organizations page .


ASL Tutoring

ASL Tutoring is available remotely.  Tutors will set up a Zoom appointment.  Please use the Tutor Request form to schedule your appointment.

For more information visit the  Advising page .

NOTE:  The CCC Catalog   will always have most current information about courses and programs available at Coconino Community College.


ASL Language Mentors

Alan Cartwright

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I have lived in Flagstaff since 2010. I have several Deaf members in my family. Attended schools for the Deaf.  Am wearing several hats at CCC as ASL teacher, ASL substitute teacher, ASL tutor, ASL language mentor, co-coordinators of Deaf Expo/ASL Carnival events, presenter at Comet Talks, and fundraiser for Peter Piper Pizza ASL Nights. I enjoy swimming and outdoor activities.

Daisy Cartwright

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I come from 5 generations of Deaf family members. I attended schools for the Deaf, one oralist and one total communication. My careers involve mainly counseling service for Deaf and hard of hearing students and their families; teaching sign language classes; and substitute teaching. Alan and I always have pets and at one time, we had a deaf cat. I enjoy swimming and outdoor activities.

Joan Hansen

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I grew up an oralist.  The beauty of ASL had always captivated me.  Attended public schools in Chicago, Gallaudet College for two years and Lee Jr. Community College.  

I was involved as a fundraising volunteer/coordinator for various non-profit organizations and an ASL mentor for UA.  My hobbies are as follows; reading(literature), knitting and drawing/painting.  

Mark Hansen

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Born deaf.  Have an older deaf sister.  Attended deaf schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas and then Gallaudet College for a year.  Highest education level is masters. Hobbies include research on history of deaf education and ASL.

Nicole Moots

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My name is Nicole Moots. I am originally from Alaska, but moved to Arizona in 2006.  I graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) with BS in Health Science.  I taught ASL for 6 years at CCC before moving to Phoenix.  Currently, I work at the Deaf school as an aide and as Deaf Mentor serving families with Deaf child age 0-5.  I am in the process of working toward my Master's in Deaf Education.  When I am not working, you would find me spending time with my 3 daughters, crafting and being outdoor.  Looking forward meeting and sharing my passion for ASL and Deaf culture with you all. 

Patty Patrovits

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My name is Patty as my family and friends call me.  I am retired since 2006 moving from Maryland to Flagstaff, AZ.  I lived in Flagstaff until 2012 moving to Tucson living with my son and wife plus 3 dogs.  I would love chatting to help you learning ASL all you could.  I look forward to meeting you soon via VP or FaceTime.


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