Courses in Deaf Preparation

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. The American Sign Language (ASL) classes under this program use the Subject Code "DEAF". Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. Contact a Deaf Studies Division counselor with your questions or to review academic program requirements.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • DEAF-120A/B Developing Writing and Grammar Skills
  • DEAF-121A/B Building Writing and Grammar SKills
  • DEAF-130A/B Reading and Vocabulary Development
  • DEAF-131A/B Reading and Vocabulary Building
  • DEAF-157A/B Fundamentals of English Composition
  • DEAF-159A/B Fundamentals of College Reading
  • DEAF-160A/B Personal and Social Awareness
  • DEAF-161 Introduction to the Deaf Community
  • DEAF-165 Study Techniques: MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access
  • DEAF-167 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • DEAF-168 Introduction to Digital Video Production
  • DEAF-175A/B IUPP Grammar
  • DEAF-188A/B Intensive University Preparation: Academic Writing
  • DEAF-189A/B Intensive University Preparation: Academic Reading
  • DEAF-191 Human Potential Seminar
  • DEAF-311 Introduction to American Deaf Culture
  • DEAF-312 Linguistics of ASL
  • DEAF-330 Educating the Deaf
  • DEAF-331 Counseling the Deaf
  • DEAF-332 Child Development and the Deaf Experience
  • DEAF-343 Field Work in Deaf Education

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Develop individualized Student Education Plans outlining personal, educational, and career goals using multiple measures.
  • Become advocates for themselves with regard to personal, educational, and career aspirations.
  • Chart personal, educational, and career plans beyond Ohlone.

Intensive University Preparation Program (IUPP)

  • Pass IUPP Exit Exam and demonstrate eligibility to enroll in ENGL-151B and MATH-152.
  • Demonstrate successful achievement of the objectives of the IUPP as able to read, discuss, and react to college level readings; compose essays having clear organization, thesis, and support; express original ideas in English with few grammatical errors; and demonstrate independent study habits.

Community Education and Self Improvement Program

  • Demonstrate growth in writing and reading skills.
  • Enhance interpersonal, technological, and community awareness skills needed to become more independent and self-sustaining.