ASL at Work takes students who have no knowledge of Sign Language to the point where
they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf community.
Cultural information taught throughout this class will allow you to interact with
the Deaf community in a way that is respectful and aware.
Everyday communication is the centerpiece of every lesson. Topics revolve around sharing
information about our environment and us. Grammar is introduced in context, with an
emphasis on developing question and answering skills.
The student workbook is rich in colorful pictures, signed vocabulary, expansion of
classroom instruction, Deaf history and culture, and exercises led by Deaf models
on two video DVDs that are included with your workbook.
In addition to the course fee, you are required to purchase ASL at Work (ISBN is 9781581210811).
Course Fee - $120
Meet Your Instructor
Patrick was born hearing but lost it suddenly at the age of 15 so he understands what
it is like to learn ASL later in life. As an instructor, Patrick tries to make the
learning experience as fun and enjoyable as possible, recognizing that whatever aptitude
someone might bring to the initial learning experience, they can still walk away with
some level of proficiency and comfort with it. Then they can decide whether they’d
like to move forward and learn more.
Patrick holds a master’s degree in English, Counseling and an Ed.S in Educational
Counseling and twenty years of experience working as a therapist for deaf children,
adolescents and adults. He has worked as a therapist in out-patient, in-patient
psychiatric, and in-patient addiction rehab settings in NC, FL, and SC, all with deaf
and hard of hearing clients and their families. Patrick also taught elementary and
high school Science and English for four years at the Florida School for the Deaf
in St Augustine and four years of college English literature and composition for Pitt
College in Greenville, NC. Patrick currently works as a regional out-patient mental
health counselor for the SC Department of Mental Health with children, adolescents
and adults and their families conducting individual, family and group therapy. He
also teaches ASL through Continuing Education programs at both Trident Technical College
and the University of South Carolina.
Registration and Fees
|Dates / Sessions||Times||Fees|
|American Sign Language for Beginners, Part 1|
09/12/2018 – 10/17/2018
Register Online or Register By Mail
Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
|6:00 PM – 8:00 PM||$120.00|
Registration and Payment Notes
If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education
and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia,
SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.
We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace,
a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university.
Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete
when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not
guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.
Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online
instructions about one week before the program begins.