Deaf Academic Upgrading Program (A752)

PROGRAM
Academic Upgrading Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults
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
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The Academic Upgrading Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults 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 and Math for success in further education, training or employment. New students can join the program each semester. There is no tuition fee for this program. Transportation subsidy is available for qualified students. The program is funded by Employment Ontario through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

George Brown College is a leader in education and educational services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing staff and students. The Academic Upgrading Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults is for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students who want to upgrade their English, ASL and Math for success in further education and/or employment.

All courses are taught in American Sign Language (ASL). Each course is specifically geared to the needs and interests of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.

Courses are offered at the following levels:

Math:

  • ACE (Academic and Career Entrance) 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)

  • Academic ASL

Communications

  • Pre-Foundations
  • Foundations
  • Pre-ACE
  • ACE (Academic and Career Entrance, Grade 12 equivalent course for college admission purposes; to be offered 2018)

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

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

semester courses
Code Course name
ENGL7071 Pre-Foundations Communications
ENGL7073 Foundations Communications
ENGL7075 Pre-ACE Communications
MATH7070 ACE Workplace Math
MATH7072 Financial Literacy
MATH7139 ACE Math for Business
MATH7137 ACE Math for Apprenticeship
MATH7138 ACE Math for Technology
ASL7000 American Sign Language - ASL 1
ASL7001 Academic ASL
PREP7139 Learning Strategies

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 Academic Upgrading Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults.

Apply To  

dbradley@georgebrown.ca

Contact Us

Contact Us  

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

Program Co-ordinator Paul Smith can be reached via email at paul.smith2@georgebrown.ca.

Visit Our Campus  

Book a general campus tour to see the common areas of the campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.) or explore our virtual tour.

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.