Academic Advising

American Sign Language and Interpreter Training Academic Advising Labs Faculty and Staff

The American Sign Language and Interpreting Program within the Languages @SAC Department works closely with students to ensure they have access to college and department information that will allow them to navigate successfully through their journey to graduation at San Antonio College.

For students enrolling in the program, the first step is to declare their major. Students may do this at Admissions and Records (Fletcher Administration Center Room 216). The major code for Interpreting students is ASL I and for DSS students is ASL S. Once a student has declared their major, they will follow the degree plan of that year.

Students enrolling in department classes who are transfer students or have prior signing experience are encouraged to meet with the ASL Department prior to registration. A decision will be made regarding the acceptance of signing/interpreting experience or placement after completion of the in-house competency exam. Prior students who have not taken a sign class in the last year will also need to take an in-house placement exam before registering for an American Sign Language class.

It is important that all incoming  students, who have completed the enrollment process, meet early with the ASL/IT certified advisor. Students should make an appointment to meet with the ASL advisor, Ms. Stephanie Burton, sburton23@alamo.edu, to ensure accurate course sequence and availability in desired classes.

    • Try to complete the core classes (English, Math, Speech, Drama, Government or Psychology) before you begin the interpreting skill classes (Interpreting I, II, III). The second year of the program you will need to spend as many hours as possible in the Sign Language Lab and Resource Center.  

    • All department courses are offered in both day and evening sessions. Not every course is offered each semester (See course calendar for specific information).  

    • Following college guidelines, American Sign Language classes have a maximum enrollment of 18 and a minimum enrollment of 15. Interpreting skill classes have a maximum enrollment of 8 and a minimum enrollment of 7. If student enrollment does not satisfy the minimum number of students, the class will be canceled for that semester.  

    • Take your ASL classes consecutively – do not skip a semester. If you do it will delay the completion of the program by a semester.  

    • Students who take American Sign Language to satisfy a foreign language requirement need to register for ASL classes under (SGNL).  

    • Interpreting majors who plan to transfer to a four-year institution following their interpreting degree and who wish to satisfy the foreign language requirement, also need to register for ASL classes under (SGNL).  
  • DAY CLASSES:

    SLNG 1207 Intralingual Skills Dev. For Interpreters  

    SLNG 1211 Fingerspelling and Numbers  

    SLNG 1215 Visual Gestural Communications  

    SLNG 1300 Fundamentals & Techs for DSS/ Service Providers (Fall Only)  

    SLNG 1304 American Sign Language I  

    SLNG 1305 American Sign Language II  

    SLNG 1317 Introduction to the Deaf Community  

    SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession  

    SLNG 1344 American Sign Language III  

    SLNG 1345 American Sign Language IV  

    SLNG 1347 Deaf Culture (Spring Only)  

    SLNG 2311 Interpreting in Specialized Settings (Fall Only)  

    SLNG 2315 Interpreting in Educational Settings (Spring Only)  

    SLNG 2330 Advanced Techniques for DSS/ Service Providers (Spring Only)  

    SLNG 2334 American Sign Language V (Fall Only)  

    SLNG 2401 Interpreting I  

    SLNG 2402 Interpreting II  

    SLNG 2431 Interpreting III   


    EVENING CLASSES:

    SLNG 1207 Intralingual Skills Dev. For Interpreters (Fall Only)  

    SLNG 1211 Fingerspelling and Numbers (Spring Only)  

    SLNG 1215 Visual Gestural Communications 
    (Fall Only)  

    SLNG 1300 Fundamentals & Techs for DSS/ 
    Service Providers (TBA)  

    SLNG 1304 American Sign Language I  

    SLNG 1305 American Sign Language II  

    SLNG 1317 Introduction to the Deaf
    Community  

    SLNG 1321 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession (Spring Only)  

    SLNG 1344 American Sign Language III  

    SLNG 1345 American Sign Language IV  

    SLNG 1347 Deaf Culture (depndent upon enrollment)  

    SLNG 2303 Transliterating  

    SLNG 2311 Interpreting in Specialized Settings 
    (dependent upon enrollment)  

    SLNG 2315 Interpreting in Educational Settings (dependent upon enrollment)  

    SLNG 2330 Advanced Techniques for DSS Service Providers (TBA)  

    SLNG 2334 American Sign Language V 
    (dependent upon enrollment)  

    SLNG 2401 Interpreting I (dependent upon enrollment)  

    SLNG 2402 Interpreting II (dependent upon enrollment)  

    SLNG 2431 Interpreting III (dependent upon enrollment)  


    SUMMER CLASSES:

    (8-week session – following evening class schedule)

    SLNG 1304 American Sign Language I  

    SLNG 1305 American Sign Language II  

    SLNG 1344 American Sign Language III  

    SLNG 1345 American Sign Language IV  

    SLNG 1391 Special Topics/Conversational ASL  

    SLNG 1391 Special Topics/Interpreting Seminar    

    Additional electives may be offered each summer.  

    [Note: Courses dependent upon enrollment.] 

Important Links

Contact Us

Dr. Tom Cox
Department Chair

tcox@alamo.edu
NTC 114C
210-486-1106

Ms. Julie Razuri 
Program Coodinator

jrazuri@alamo.edu
NTC 109D 
210-486-1120

Jo Hilton
Interpreter Services Manager
chilton@alamo.edu
NTC 109G 
210-486-1110
Video Phone 210-853-5042

Stephanie Burton
Certified Advisor
sburton23@alamo.edu
NTC 109K
210-486-0868