Deaf Academic Upgrading Program (A752)

PROGRAM
Deaf Academic Upgrading
CODE
A752
SCHOOL
School of Work and College Preparation
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
Monthly intake
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CREDENTIAL
George Brown College Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
2017-2018
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Deaf Academic Upgrading program is the only college-based Literacy and Basic Skills program of its kind in Toronto, with all courses taught in American Sign Language (ASL). The program is for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students who want to upgrade their English, ASL, math and computer skills for success in further education, training or employment. New students can join the program each month. There is no tuition fee for this program. The program is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

George Brown College is a leader in education and educational services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people. The Deaf Academic Upgrading program is the only college program of its kind in Toronto, with all courses taught in American Sign Language (ASL).

Courses are offered at the following levels:

Math:

  • ACE Workplace Math
  • ACE Business Math (Grade 12C equivalent course for college admission purposes)
  • ACE Apprenticeship Math (Grade 12C equivalent course for college or Apprenticeship admission purposes)
  • ACE Technology Math (Grade 12C equivalent course for college admission purposes)

American Sign Language (ASL)

  • ASL 1
  • ASL 2

Communications

  • Foundations
  • Pre-ACE
  • ACE (Grade 12 equivalent course for college admission purposes; to be offered 2016)

Computers

  • Computer literacy for academic and workplace use

Self-Management/Self-Direction

  • Foundations Communication level

The program is designed for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students who want to upgrade their English, ASL, math and computer skills for further education and/or employment. Each course is specifically geared to the needs and interests of Deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Students can join the program each month. Acceptance is based on an ASL and English assessment and interview.

Course Outline

Required Courses 

semester courses
Code Course name
ENGL7066 Pre-Foundations Communications
ENLG7015 Foundations Communications
ENGL7069 Pre-ACE Communications
ENGL7130 ACE Communications
MATH7070 ACE Workplace Math
MATH7139 ACE Math for Business
MATH7137 ACE Math for Apprenticeship
MATH7138 ACE Math for Technology
ASL7000 American Sign Language
ASL7001 Academic ASL

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

There are no fees. This program is funded by Employment Ontario through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • Admission testing and interview, demonstrating proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

This program is for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students who use American Sign Language and are 19 years of age or older.

Email dbradley@georgebrown.ca to schedule an interview.

How Do I Apply to the Program  

Email dbradley@georgebrown.ca for more information on how to apply and more information about the Deaf Academic Upgrading Program.

Apply To  

dbradley@georgebrown.ca

Contact Us

Contact Us  

The Deaf Academic Upgrading Program office is located within the School of Work and College Preparation. The office is in room 581C at 200 King St. E. (St. James “A” building).

Program staff can be reached at 416-415-2651 (TTY) or 416-415-5000, ext. 2958 (voice).

Email: dbradley@georgebrown.ca

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.