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 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 Colleges and Universities (MCU).
Academic Upgrading Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults
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This program is currently only available to domestic students.
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:
- 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)
- 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 Ontario community college program is designed to deliver a set of specific program learning outcomes. 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.
Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic eessential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
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| Code|| Course name|
|MATH7070||ACE Workplace Math|
|MATH7139||ACE Math for Business|
|MATH7137||ACE Math for Apprenticeship|
|MATH7138||ACE Math for Technology|
|ASL7000||American Sign Language - ASL 1|
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There are no fees. This program is funded by Employment Ontario through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
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- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
How Do I Apply to the Program
Email email@example.com for more information on how to apply and more information about the Academic Upgrading Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults.
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
SUPPORT FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES
With disability documentation you can receive academic accommodations. Contact us for information.
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