Deaf Studies Certificate (DSC)


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.

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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

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Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Deaf Studies Certificate (DSC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ITP 102Beginning American Sign Language 2 313
ITP 120Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness 202
ITP 125Deaf Culture and History 202
ITP 140Fingerspelling and Numbers 202
Semester 2  
ITP 130Legal Issues of Deafness 101
ITP 135Introduction to the Interpreting Profession 202
ITP 201Intermediate American Sign Language 1 313
Semester 3  
ITP 202Intermediate American Sign Language 2 313
ITP 220Educational Intepreting 202
ITP XXX Interpreting Elective 1    2
ITP XXX Interpreting Elective 2    2
Total Credits:  20324

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)


Interpreting Elective
ITP 205Performance Interpreting2
ITP 210Deaf-Blind Interpreting2
ITP 215Religious Interpreting2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


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