Deaf Studies Certificate (DSC)

Description

The Deaf Studies certificate enables students to learn about sign language and Deaf culture in order to be involved as an advocate or signer, but not as a paid professional interpreter.

Related Programs

Program Code

DSC.CT

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Be an advocate or signer
  • Be a signing job coach
  • Use their skills as an asset to their professional career

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Advocate
  • Signer

Gainful Employment Data

Curriculum

Deaf Studies Certificate (DSC)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ITP 102 Beginning American Sign Language 2 3 1 3
ITP 120 Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness 2 0 2
ITP 125 Deaf Culture and History 2 0 2
ITP 140 Fingerspelling and Numbers 2 0 2
Semester 2      
ITP 130 Legal Issues of Deafness 1 0 1
ITP 135 Introduction to the Interpreting Profession 2 0 2
ITP 201 Intermediate American Sign Language 1 3 1 3
Semester 3      
ITP 202 Intermediate American Sign Language 2 3 1 3
ITP 220 Educational Intepreting 2 0 2
ITP XXX Interpreting Elective 1       2
ITP XXX Interpreting Elective 2       2
Total Credits:   20 3 24

Program Prerequisite: Prior to enrolling in ITP 102 Beginning American Sign Language 2, students must complete ITP 101 Beginning American Sign Language 1 (or program chair consent)

Electives

Interpreting Elective  
ITP 205 Performance Interpreting 2
ITP 210 Deaf-Blind Interpreting 2
ITP 215 Religious Interpreting 2

Contacts

Program Chair
Dawn Caudill CI, CT, NADS
(513) 569-5753