Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Full-time and Part-time Courses

VCC offers a variety of courses for Deaf and hard of hearing students. These consist of basic English language skills including grammar, reading, vocabulary and writing. DHH students can also consider the full-time job readiness program.

Program Status: Accepting applications.
Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
January, February, April, September 12 weeks - 5 months VCC Transcript Broadway Full-time

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Program Description

Program Description

Students taking DHH English Upgrading have the option to attend full-time (20 hours per week) or part-time (10 hours per week). Students enroll in classes scheduled from September until the end of January, or from February to the end of June.

Students taking DHH ASL for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults or DHH Sign Language Skills have the option to attend full-time (20 hours per week) or part-time (10 hours per week). Students enroll in classes scheduled from September until the end of January, or from February to the end of June.

Students taking DHH Speechreading have the option of taking the Monday evening class (2.5 hours per week) or Tuesday afternoon class (2.5 hours per week). Classes scheduled to begin in September, January, and April.

Prospective students should contact DHH for an intake interview and assessment:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Department
Vancouver Community College, 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5T 4V5
Phone: 604-871-7000, ext. 7342 (voice), 604-871-7241 (TTY)
Email: dhh@vcc.ca
Fax: 604-871-7379

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Applicants must have an interview with the department prior to applying. Applicants should apply well in advance of the start dates.

  • Student must be Deaf or hard of hearing.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to communicate independently in spoken or written English, or American Sign Language (ASL), or another sign language
  • Department interview required
  • ESL assessment may be required

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee Tuition free
Student Union Fee $25.18 per term
College Initiative Fee Varies
U-Pass Fee $175
Other Costs U-PAS Fee per term subject to eligibility.

Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Term 1

Bridge English (DHHE 0600) 0.0 credits
Lower Beginner English (DHHE 0610) 0.0 credits
American Sign Language for DHH (DHHE 0615) 0.0 credits
Speechreading Level 1 (DHHE 0618) 0.0 credits  course outline
Speechreading Level 2 (DHHE 0619) 0.0 credits  course outline
Upper Beginner English (DHHE 0620) 0.0 credits
Sign Language Skills (DHHE 0625) 0.0 credits
Pre-Intermediate English (DHHE 0630) 0.0 credits
Lower Intermediate English (DHHE 0640) 0.0 credits
Upper Intermediate English (DHHE 0650) 0.0 credits
Lower Advanced English (DHHE 0660) 0.0 credits
Upper Advanced English (DHHE 0670) 0.0 credits