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Associate of Arts Degree
American Sign Language/Foundations of Interpreting

The Associate of Arts Degree in Foundations of Interpreting will prepare students interested in laying a foundation for further study and for a baccalaureate degree in American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting from a four-year college or university.  With a degree in interpreting, students will be prepared for employment anywhere Deaf people are present. This includes a range of possibilities from potentially interpreting for the President of the United States of America to guiding a kindergarten student on coloring inside the lines. In addition to acquiring entry level skills in the process of interpreting, students will learn important business and ethical practices. By completion of specific General Education courses, this program fulfills many of the requirements and foundation courses for transfer to baccalaureate in Sign Language Interpreting majors.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ASL 101 - American Sign Language I (RHC GE 7b)M4.5
ASL 101 - American Sign Language I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will provide an introduction to American Sign Language, emphasizing receptive and expressive skills. The use of facial expressions during signing will also be addressed. Students will be exposed to deaf culture experiences in the classroom and other environments. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in American Sign Language via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs. This course is designed for students who want to learn how to communicate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

Select one: MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 150 (RHC GE 2)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 060, MATH 062, MATH 070, MATH 073, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

RHC GE 8b - Communication/Analytical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
CIT 101, 125, 135;
ENGL 125, 201, 201H;
FIN 101;
GIS 120;
LIB 101;
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 251, 260, 270;
PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115;
PSY 190;
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140;
READ 101;
VOCB 101

Total Semester Units:14.0† 
2nd Semester
ASL 102 - Ameican Sign Language IIM4.5
ASL 102 - Ameican Sign Language II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite:ASL 101,(formerly ASL 149) or two years of high school ASL with a "C" or better or successfully pass an interview and comprehensive exam developed by the department demonstrating competency of the skills required in an ASL I course.
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will provide a continuation to American Sign Language I (ASL 101), emphasizing receptive and expressive skills. The use of facial expressions during signing will also be addressed. Students will be exposed to deaf culture experiences in the classroom and other environments. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs. This course is designed for students who want to learn how to communicate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Select one: ENGL 127 / ENGL 127H M3.0
ENGL 127 - Language Structure and Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages. Students will study whole language development through discourse and semantics. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. The tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring a language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology.

ENGL 127H - Language Structure & Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages and students will study language development through discourse and semantics as well as language use. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. A tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

RHC GE 5 - Natural Science with LabGE4.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one Natural Science with Lab:
ANTH 101, 101H & 101L;
ASTR 110, 110H & 112;
BIOL 101, 105 & 105L, 111 & 111L, 112, 120 & 120L;
BIOT 100;
CHEM 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 101 & 101L;
GEOL 150 & 151, 152 & 152L;
PHY 120, 150, 160, 211, 212, 213

RHC GE 7a - Fine ArtsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 130, 135, 140;
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H;
GDSN 110:
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141;
MUST 151;
PHTO 110, 130;
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110

Total Semester Units:14.5 
Summer 1
RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:4.0 
3rd Semester
ASL 201 - American Sign Language IIIM4.5
ASL 201 - American Sign Language III (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will focus on refining students’ knowledge of the grammatical structure and lexicon of American Sign Language as these things relate to its historical, artistic, and cultural influence in mainstream society, with an emphasis on receptive/expressive conversational and cultural skills for communication. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs.

ASL 124 - Deaf CultureM3.0
ASL 124 - Deaf Culture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will cover basic information and research on deaf culture, deaf children and their upbringing, deaf education, the importance of American Sign Language to the deaf community, deaf societies around the world, and advances in and usage of technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The course will focus on research and progress within deaf culture. This course will be taught using a combination of American Sign Language and spoken English and, depending on the instructor, may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures.

ASL 211 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 1M3.0
ASL 211 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 1 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

In this course, students survey basic theories, principles, and practices of interpreting/transliterating, including basic ethical considerations, a historical overview of the interpreting profession, and discuss the professional role of the interpreter. Students begin the development of interpreting/transliterating processing skills. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English, and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.

RHC GE 4 - American InstitutionsGE3.0
Notes:
"All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170."
“These courses may be used to partially satisfy Humanities and/or Social Sciences requirements for CSU GE or IGETC.”

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
POLS 110, 110H;
HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170

RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

Total Semester Units:14.5 
4th Semester
ASL 202 - American Sign Language IVM4.5
ASL 202 - American Sign Language IV (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course will provide a continuation to American Sign Language III (ASL 201). The course will focus on the use of American Sign Language in practical applications through discussing relevant topics like math, current events, arts, and various other topics, with an emphasis on applying the language in real world interactions. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs.

ASL 212 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 2M3.0
ASL 212 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 2 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201, 211
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

In this course, students will continue to learn theories, principles, and practices of interpreting/transliterating including more complex ethical considerations, a current overview of the interpreting profession, and discuss the professional role of the interpreter in today's workforce. This course is designed to allow students to pursue a degree in ASL interpreting. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.>

ASL 220 - Pathways to Interpreting CareersM2.0
ASL 220 - Pathways to Interpreting Careers (2.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201, 211
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement;
Transfers to: CSU

In this course students will learn business practices in the profession of interpreting. They will explore various career paths available to ASL interpreters from staff positions to independent contractors. Students will learn legal considerations within the state of California and beyond as they apply to interpreting. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.

RHC GE 6 - Social and Behavioral ScienceGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125;
CD 106, 208;
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150;
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135;
EGSS 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 102, 103;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130;
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128;
PHIL 128, 128H, 135;
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135,140,150;
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200;
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H;
SPCH 150

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:15.5 
Total Units for American Sign Language/Foundations of Interpreting AA program 62.5† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ASL 101 - American Sign Language I (CSU GE C2)M4.5
ASL 101 - American Sign Language I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will provide an introduction to American Sign Language, emphasizing receptive and expressive skills. The use of facial expressions during signing will also be addressed. Students will be exposed to deaf culture experiences in the classroom and other environments. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in American Sign Language via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs. This course is designed for students who want to learn how to communicate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

Select one: MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 150 (CSU GE B4)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Total Semester Units:14.0† 
2nd Semester
ASL 102 - Ameican Sign Language IIM4.5
ASL 102 - Ameican Sign Language II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite:ASL 101,(formerly ASL 149) or two years of high school ASL with a "C" or better or successfully pass an interview and comprehensive exam developed by the department demonstrating competency of the skills required in an ASL I course.
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will provide a continuation to American Sign Language I (ASL 101), emphasizing receptive and expressive skills. The use of facial expressions during signing will also be addressed. Students will be exposed to deaf culture experiences in the classroom and other environments. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs. This course is designed for students who want to learn how to communicate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Select one: ENGL 127 / ENGL 127H GE3.0
ENGL 127 - Language Structure and Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages. Students will study whole language development through discourse and semantics. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. The tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring a language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology.

ENGL 127H - Language Structure & Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages and students will study language development through discourse and semantics as well as language use. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. A tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Summer 1
US HISTORY (CSU GE D)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
EGSS 130
KIN 159 (F'21), 170 (F'21), 190 (F'21), 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
ASL 201 - American Sign Language III (CSU GE C2)M4.5
ASL 201 - American Sign Language III (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will focus on refining students’ knowledge of the grammatical structure and lexicon of American Sign Language as these things relate to its historical, artistic, and cultural influence in mainstream society, with an emphasis on receptive/expressive conversational and cultural skills for communication. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs.

ASL 124 - Deaf CultureM3.0
ASL 124 - Deaf Culture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will cover basic information and research on deaf culture, deaf children and their upbringing, deaf education, the importance of American Sign Language to the deaf community, deaf societies around the world, and advances in and usage of technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The course will focus on research and progress within deaf culture. This course will be taught using a combination of American Sign Language and spoken English and, depending on the instructor, may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures.

ASL 211 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 1M3.0
ASL 211 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 1 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

In this course, students survey basic theories, principles, and practices of interpreting/transliterating, including basic ethical considerations, a historical overview of the interpreting profession, and discuss the professional role of the interpreter. Students begin the development of interpreting/transliterating processing skills. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English, and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:13.5 
4th Semester
ASL 202 - American Sign Language IVM4.5
ASL 202 - American Sign Language IV (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course will provide a continuation to American Sign Language III (ASL 201). The course will focus on the use of American Sign Language in practical applications through discussing relevant topics like math, current events, arts, and various other topics, with an emphasis on applying the language in real world interactions. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs.

ASL 212 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 2M3.0
ASL 212 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 2 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201, 211
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

In this course, students will continue to learn theories, principles, and practices of interpreting/transliterating including more complex ethical considerations, a current overview of the interpreting profession, and discuss the professional role of the interpreter in today's workforce. This course is designed to allow students to pursue a degree in ASL interpreting. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.>

ASL 220 - Pathways to Interpreting CareersM2.0
ASL 220 - Pathways to Interpreting Careers (2.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201, 211
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement;
Transfers to: CSU

In this course students will learn business practices in the profession of interpreting. They will explore various career paths available to ASL interpreters from staff positions to independent contractors. Students will learn legal considerations within the state of California and beyond as they apply to interpreting. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Summer 2
CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H
SPCH 150

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
Total Units for American Sign Language/Foundations of Interpreting AA program (Transfer to CSU)66.5† 
Notes:
Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement.
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ASL 101 - American Sign Language IM4.5
ASL 101 - American Sign Language I (4.5 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will provide an introduction to American Sign Language, emphasizing receptive and expressive skills. The use of facial expressions during signing will also be addressed. Students will be exposed to deaf culture experiences in the classroom and other environments. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in American Sign Language via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs. This course is designed for students who want to learn how to communicate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

Select one: MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 150 (IGETC 2)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:14.0† 
2nd Semester
ASL 102 - Ameican Sign Language IIM4.5
ASL 102 - Ameican Sign Language II (4.5 units)

Prerequisite:ASL 101,(formerly ASL 149) or two years of high school ASL with a "C" or better or successfully pass an interview and comprehensive exam developed by the department demonstrating competency of the skills required in an ASL I course.
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will provide a continuation to American Sign Language I (ASL 101), emphasizing receptive and expressive skills. The use of facial expressions during signing will also be addressed. Students will be exposed to deaf culture experiences in the classroom and other environments. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs. This course is designed for students who want to learn how to communicate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Select one: ENGL 127 / ENGL 127H GE3.0
ENGL 127 - Language Structure and Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages. Students will study whole language development through discourse and semantics. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. The tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring a language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology.

ENGL 127H - Language Structure & Language Use: Introduction to Linguistics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 127 or ENGL 127H)

This course explores the nature and structure of world languages and students will study language development through discourse and semantics as well as language use. The structure of words, which includes phonology, morphology, and how words are used together in sentences, syntax, will also be explored. A tool to decode worldwide sounds, the International Phonetic Alphabet, will be a key element in the course. Students will also discuss the difference between learning a language and acquiring language. This course is beneficial for future teachers and for those majoring in any foreign language, English, communications, and anthropology. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Summer 1
US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

Total Semester Units:7.5 
3rd Semester
ASL 201 - American Sign Language III (IGETC 3B)M4.5
ASL 201 - American Sign Language III (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will focus on refining students’ knowledge of the grammatical structure and lexicon of American Sign Language as these things relate to its historical, artistic, and cultural influence in mainstream society, with an emphasis on receptive/expressive conversational and cultural skills for communication. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs.

ASL 124 - Deaf Culture (IGETC 3B)M3.0
ASL 124 - Deaf Culture (3.0 units)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course will cover basic information and research on deaf culture, deaf children and their upbringing, deaf education, the importance of American Sign Language to the deaf community, deaf societies around the world, and advances in and usage of technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The course will focus on research and progress within deaf culture. This course will be taught using a combination of American Sign Language and spoken English and, depending on the instructor, may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures.

ASL 211 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 1M3.0
ASL 211 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 1 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 102
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

In this course, students survey basic theories, principles, and practices of interpreting/transliterating, including basic ethical considerations, a historical overview of the interpreting profession, and discuss the professional role of the interpreter. Students begin the development of interpreting/transliterating processing skills. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English, and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:13.5 
4th Semester
ASL 202 - American Sign Language IVM4.5
ASL 202 - American Sign Language IV (4.5 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This course will provide a continuation to American Sign Language III (ASL 201). The course will focus on the use of American Sign Language in practical applications through discussing relevant topics like math, current events, arts, and various other topics, with an emphasis on applying the language in real world interactions. In addition to classroom discussion, students will receive intensive individualized practice in the language laboratory via interactive websites, video programs, and CD-ROMs.

ASL 212 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 2M3.0
ASL 212 - Beginning Interpreting + Ethics 2 (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201, 211
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

In this course, students will continue to learn theories, principles, and practices of interpreting/transliterating including more complex ethical considerations, a current overview of the interpreting profession, and discuss the professional role of the interpreter in today's workforce. This course is designed to allow students to pursue a degree in ASL interpreting. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.>

ASL 220 - Pathways to Interpreting CareersM2.0
ASL 220 - Pathways to Interpreting Careers (2.0 units)

Prerequisite: ASL 201, 211
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement;
Transfers to: CSU

In this course students will learn business practices in the profession of interpreting. They will explore various career paths available to ASL interpreters from staff positions to independent contractors. Students will learn legal considerations within the state of California and beyond as they apply to interpreting. This course will be taught using a combination of ASL and spoken English and may or may not have interpreters facilitating the lectures depending on the instructor.

IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

Total Semester Units:13.5† 
Summer 2
IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
Total Units for American Sign Language/Foundations of Interpreting AA program (Transfer to UC/CSU)68.0† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
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M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will possess a strong foundation in the skills needed to provide ASL/English interpreting.


2

Students will meet the entrance expectations for a bachelor degree in ASL/English interpreting at a 4-year university.


3

Students will possess the necessary, industry-specific business skills to work as a professional interpreter after mastering the interpreting skill set.


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