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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

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Deaf Studies Certificate (DSC)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ITP 120 Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness 2 0 2
ASL 102 Beginning American Sign Language 2 3 1 3
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
ASL 201 Intermediate American Sign Language 1 3 1 3
Semester 3      
ITP 220 Educational Intepreting 2 0 2
ASL 202 Intermediate American Sign Language 2 3 1 3
ITP XXX Interpreting Elective 1       2
ITP XXX Interpreting Elective 2       2
Total Credits:   20 3 24

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

Electives

Interpreting Elective (select 2 courses)  
ITP 205 Performance Interpreting 2
ITP 210 Deaf-Blind Interpreting 2
ITP 215 Religious Interpreting 2

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

Contacts

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