Deaf Studies Option - H080



  • Overview

    The two-year program prepares students to work with the deaf and hard-of-hearing population in a variety of entry-level positions.

    Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:

    • Communicate with Deaf/hard-of-hearing people at an advanced level in American Sign Language.
    • Show respect for and an in-depth understanding towards the Deaf/hard-of-hearing population.
    • Obtain a rich knowledge of the culture, history and literature of Deaf people.
    • Possess a practicum experience at a setting involving the Deaf community.

    Students will use these ASL competencies and knowledge to help them further study at a four-year institution or pursue an entry-level career. Entry-level career opportunities include, but are not limited to: para-educators, dormitory residential advisors, job coaches, and communication specialists.


    • Degree

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040