School of Deaf and Deaf-blind Studies: Programs

 

Interpreters and intervenors bridge communication for Deaf and Deafblind individuals, helping them access essential services such as health care—things that most of us take for granted. At George Brown, you will learn everything you need to know to work as an interpreter or intervenor for thousands of Canadians.

The School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies offers programs that immerse you in American Sign Language English Interpreter and Intervenor training. But it’s not just about language—you will be exposed to the unique cultural and social issues that impact members of the Deaf and Deafblind Community.

Your education at the School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies is enriched by our faculty’s ongoing connections with the field. Field placement experiences, in-class interactions and laboratory components will give you a true sense of this extraordinary work.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The American Sign Language and Deaf Studies program provides intensive training in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. If you are thinking about entering the American Sign Language – English Interpreter program, or if you want to combine ASL with other careers, this program is an excellent choice.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The American Sign Language and Deaf Studies program provides intensive training in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. If you are thinking about entering the Honours Bachelor of Interpretation (ASL – English) program, or if you want to combine ASL with other careers, this program is an excellent choice.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
American Sign Language – English Interpreter is a three-year program that trains sign language interpreters. The program emphasizes skills in English, American Sign Language (ASL), translation and interpretation, and knowledge of Deaf culture. Students take many of their classes in ASL and do a substantial amount of their classwork in our onsite language laboratory. Students also experience community-based placements with working interpreters and with Deaf mentors. This program is unique in Ontario.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
American Sign Language – English Interpreter is a three-year program that trains sign language interpreters. The program emphasizes skills in English, American Sign Language (ASL), translation and interpretation, and knowledge of Deaf culture. Students take many of their classes in ASL and do a substantial amount of their classwork in our onsite language laboratory. Students also experience community-based placements with working interpreters and with Deaf mentors. This program is unique in Ontario.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
The Intervenor for Deafblind Persons program enables students to learn how to work with people who have a combined loss of vision and hearing. Over the span of two years, you will have the opportunity to learn how to guide, use assistive devices, and deal with the medical fragility that clients often present. The Intervenor for Deafblind Persons program is unique in Canada.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
The Intervenor for Deafblind Persons program enables students to learn how to work with people who have a combined loss of vision and hearing. Over the span of two years, you will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate, guide, use assistive devices and support consumers who often present with medical fragility. The Intervenor for Deafblind Persons program is unique in Canada.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: Honours Bachelor's Degree
The Honours Bachelor of Interpretation (American Sign Language – English) uses a combination of classroom theory, research, hands-on practice and field experience to prepare graduates to work as qualified interpreters. This degree is unique in Canada.
2017-2018
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Credential: Honours Bachelor's Degree
The Honours Bachelor of Interpretation (American Sign Language – English) uses a combination of classroom theory, research, hands-on practice and field experience to prepare graduates to work as qualified interpreters. This degree is unique in Canada.

POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMS