Los Angeles Community College District
East Los Angeles College
Reason for approval request
Place of program in college's curriculum/similar program
An ASL Interpretation program does not currently exist at our college.
Similar programs at other colleges in the Los Angeles and Orange County Region
ASL Interpretation degrees/certificates are offered at Pierce College, El Camino College, and Mt. San Antonio. None of these programs are offered in ELAC’s service area.
Pierce College, ASL Interpreting Program, consisting of 47 units. Pierce is 30 miles from ELAC.
Mt. San Antonio College ASL Interpreter Training AS degree, consisting of 42-42.5 units. Mt SAC is 21 miles from ELAC.
El Camino College ASL Interpreter AS degree or certificate, consisting of a total of 39 units, focusing on educational, medical, and community interpreting. The campus is 21 miles from ELAC.
Rio Hondo, Pasadena City College, all LACCD campuses, with the exception of Pierce, Santa Monica College, Long Beach City College, Cerritos College, and Chaffey College do not offer any programs in ASL interpretation.
Annual Enrollment projects (non-duplicative)
The ASL program coordinator, Dr. Tomas Garcia, with the help of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIEA), issued a projected enrollment survey during the spring of 2017 to current and past students of ASL. The results were:
“If ELAC implemented an Interpreter Education Program, how likely are you to enroll in the program?”
Total respondents: 426
1. Extremely unlikely: 8.7%
2. Unlikely: 0.7%
3. Likely: 20%
4. Extremely likely: 70%
5. Abstention: Don't Know / Not Applicable: 0.7%
With this data, projections are as follows, 2018-2019: 25
Download ASL IEP Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes.pdf