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.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The American Sign Language and Deaf Studies program is open to both Deaf and non-deaf students and 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 another career, this program is highly recommended. This program is unique in Ontario.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

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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. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate, guide, use assistive devices and support consumers who often present with medical fragility. This program is unique in Canada.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

DEGREE PROGRAMS

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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 professional field experience to prepare graduates to work as qualified interpreters with a foundation in research development. It is the first degree of its kind in Canada.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS