Finger Lakes Community College will offer an evening American Sign Language course tailored for the health care field at its Canandaigua campus, starting in January.
American Sign Language for Health Care Professionals will be offered Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. from Jan. 25 to May 17.
This three-credit course is designed to address the communication needs between health care professionals and the deaf community. It focuses on target vocabulary, conversational phrases and context-specific interactions.
Topics also include cultural practices and interactions common in the deaf community, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provisions specific to the deaf patient, and the role of interpreters in the health-care setting.
To register for the ASL for Health Care Professionals (ASL 111-90) course, visit www.flcc.edu/register, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 785-1622.
FLCC also offers an associate in arts with an area of special interest in American Sign Language. For information, visit www.flcc.edu