Dec 07, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

Deaf Studies Option, Arts and Science, A.S.


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CONTACT

Claire Sanders, 413.650.5368, csanders@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The two-year program prepares students to work with the deaf and hard-of-hearing population in a variety of entry-level positions.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • communicate with Deaf/hard-of-hearing people at an advanced level in American Sign Language
  • show respect for and an in-depth understanding towards the Deaf/hard-of-hearing population
  • obtain a rich knowledge of the culture, history, and literature of Deaf people
  • possess a practicum experience at a setting involving the Deaf community

Students will use these ASL competencies and knowledge to help them further study at a four-year institution or pursue an entry-level career. Entry-level career opportunities include, but are not limited to: para-educators, dormitory residential advisors, job coaches, and communication specialists.

GENERAL ELECTIVE: 0-1 CREDITS


Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement

  • General Elective Credit(s): 0-1

TOTAL: 60 CREDITS


NOTES

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

(H080)

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