Courses in Deaf Preparation
Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the 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):
- DEAF-116A ESL Vocabulary I in American Sign Language
- DEAF-118A ESL Writing I in American Sign Language
- DEAF-119A ESL Reading I in American Sign Language
- DEAF-120A Basic Grammar I
- DEAF-121A Intermediate Grammar I
- DEAF-130A Literacy I
- DEAF-131A Intermediate Literacy I
- DEAF-140B Lifeskills Mathematics I
- DEAF-141A Workplace Communication I
- DEAF-143 Deaf Vocational Awareness
- DEAF-145B Job Seeking Strategies for Deaf Students
- DEAF-146 Work Experience Seminar
- DEAF-147A Citizenship: Introduction
- DAEF-147B Citizenship: One's Role
- DEAF-148 Community Service
- DEAF-157A English Composition Techniques
- DEAF-157B Principles of Composition
- DEAF-159A Reading Strategies
- DEAF-159B Reading Techniques
- DEAF-160A Personal and Social Awareness I
- DEAF-161 Introduction to the Deaf Community
- DEAF-165 Study Techniques: MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access
- DEAF-166 Study Techniques: Introduction to Multimedia Photoshop, MS PowerPoint, and MS Publisher
- DEAF-175A IUPP Grammar I
- DEAF-176A Academic Vocabulary I
- DEAF-188A Intensive University Preparation: Academic Writing I
- DEAF-189A Intensive University Preparation: Academic Reading I
- DEAF-191 Human Potential Seminar
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. The exact textbook and other specific costs are now available for each section on WebAdvisor (select "Book Info").
Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Additional supplies may be required and will be listed on the course syllabus on the first day of classes. Please check with your instructor.
More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.
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.