About the Deaf Education Program

Interested in an exciting career as an ASL/English interpreter? Find out more about this career pathway by registering for Ohlone College’s Deaf-Centered Interpreting Preparation Program Virtual Info Night. The event takes place on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 6:00-7:30pm (PST). Join us for this  free, open to the public, virtual, ASL interpreted, live on zoom, event. Registration is free but required. Register today!

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The Deaf Education Program prepares students to work in a school setting where Deaf and hard-of-hearing children are educated. The certificate offered is designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students who wish to work as a residential counselor at a school for the Deaf, or as a teacher aide in a classroom with Deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Theoretical background in the education of Deaf and hard-of-hearing students along with practical application of these theories is emphasized throughout the program. The curriculum was designed with input from the California School for the Deaf (CSD) administration to ensure that the graduates of the program are qualified and prepared for employment opportunities at CSD and other programs serving Deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Five students signing while sitting at an outdoor table.