ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

American Sign Language Classes in San Diego - A Comprehensive Guide

Updated on December 30, 2015

Below you'll find a comprehensive listing of schools that offer American Sign Language classes in the San Diego area. If you know of other classes or resources not listed, please let me know in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

At San Diego State University, pictured here, students can pursue a specialization in ASL and Deaf Studies.
At San Diego State University, pictured here, students can pursue a specialization in ASL and Deaf Studies. | Source

Colleges Offering ASL Classes and ASL-English Interpretation Programs

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego

  • The college offers an Associate of Arts degree and a Certificate of Achievement in American Sign Language Studies and ASL-English Interpretation.
  • In addition to two years of ASL coursework and two years of interpretation courses, the school also offers classes on Deaf culture and ASL linguistics.

Palomar College, San Marcos

  • The American Sign Language/English Interpreter Training Program offers an Associate of Arts degree and Certificate of Achievement.
  • The program includes two years of ASL coursework and as well as classes on interpreting and Deaf culture.
  • The college's Tutoring Center also provides ASL tutoring to students.

Grossmont College, pictured here, offers an Associate's degree in ASL.
Grossmont College, pictured here, offers an Associate's degree in ASL. | Source

Schools Offering ASL-Related Majors or ASL Classes

Cuyamaca College, El Cajon

  • The American Sign Language Department offers two full years (four semesters) of ASL coursework.
  • In addition to regular ASL classes, students can also take 1-unit elective courses such as "ASL With Infants and Toddlers" and "ASL With School Age Children".
  • The college also offers free ASL tutoring for students.
  • An active sign language club, the Cuyamaca College American Sign Language Association (ACCSLA), organizes events such as ASL coffee nights and ASL game days, among others.
  • The school's ASL choir gives signed performances accompanied by music.

Grossmont College, El Cajon

  • The college offers an Associate's degree in American Sign Language.
  • Classes offered in the ASL major include two years of language coursework, a practicum series, and courses on Deaf culture and ASL linguistics.

San Diego City College, San Diego

  • The college offers a full two years (four semesters) of coursework in American Sign Language.

San Diego State University, San Diego

  • The School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers an academic program in American Sign Language / Deaf Studies, which includes four semesters of language coursework, courses on Deaf culture and ASL linguistics, and a fieldwork experience with the Deaf.

Southwestern College, Chula Vista

  • The college offers a two-semester sequence in American Sign Language.

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

  • The Linguistics Department offers five quarters of language coursework in American Sign Language
  • The curriculum incorporates topics on Deaf history and culture into each quarter's ASL class.

Other Options

ASL Meetups
Practicing signing outside of class is important for making significant progress with the language, so look up an ASL meetup group in the San Diego area. Attending these events is a great way to meet a range of people interested in signing, including Deaf people, experienced signers, as well as people who are just starting out. Groups are are usually very welcoming, so don't be shy about checking one out! You can find a listing of ASL meetups in the San Diego at the link above.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)