A Focus Area is a concentration of related courses which allows students pursuing an AA or AS degree to explore one field of study in more depth. Focus Area requirements range from 12 to 21 credit hours, with at least one 200-level course required to complete the area of concentration. Students planning to transfer after earning an AA or AS degree may fulfill a number of their pre-major requirements by choosing a Focus Area. Obtaining a Focus Area, however, does not mean that a student has fulfilled all pre-major requirements for a four-year degree.
To earn a Focus in Area in American Sign Language (ASL), a student must complete all six (6) available courses in ASL and Deaf Culture. For more information about ASL and contact information, consult the brochure linked below: