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-116A/B ESL Vocabulary in American Sign Language
  • DEAF-118A/B ESL Writing in American Sign Language
  • DEAF-119A/B ESL Reading in American Sign Language
  • DEAF-120A/B Basic Grammar
  • DEAF-121A/B Intermediate Grammar
  • DEAF-130A/B Literacy
  • DEAF-131A/B Intermediate Literacy
  • DEAF-140A/B Lifeskills Mathematics
  • DEAF-141A/B Workplace Communication
  • 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/B Personal and Social Awareness
  • 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/B IUPP Grammar
  • DEAF-176A/B Academic Vocabulary
  • DEAF-188A/B/C Intensive University Preparation: Academic Writing
  • DEAF-189A/B/C 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 Development of the Deaf Child
  • 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 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. Please check with your 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.