News Release


Learn American Sign Language at Cerro Coso This Fall at KRV

July 31, 2012

Currently used by over 2 million people, American Sign Language (ASL) is the most popular signing language in the United States and Canada. American Sign Language is growing in usage every day and Cerro Coso Community College is offering an introductory ASL course in the Kern River Valley this fall.

Instructor Antwan Miller will teach ASL C101 American Sign Language I on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:05 p.m. in Room 11 of the Kern River Valley Plaza. The course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), a visual-gesture language used by the deaf community in the United States and Canada, and more importantly, focuses on the development of basic conversation skills emphasizing the culture and history of ASL through in-class and out-of-class requirements. Registration fee for the 4-unit course is $184 plus the cost of the book.

It is estimated that sign language is the third or fourth most used language in the United States. Many states have passed laws recognizing ASL as a complete and natural language. Many colleges and universities throughout the US now accept ASL in fulfillment of language entrance and exit requirements, and more and more employers are looking for applicants who can sign. They know that having signers on their staff is good for business.

Learning ASL is a fun and useful skill.

Complete registration and course information are available on the web at or call the Cerro Coso Kern River Valley office at (760) 379-5501.


Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260