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.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|January, February, April, September||12 weeks - 5 months||VCC Transcript||Broadway||Full-time|
|Online||Fax / Mail||In Person|
|If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now.||Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and fax to 604.443.8450||Visit us at one of our campus locations.|
After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
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)
For information about Interpreting Services
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.
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.
Fees and Other costs
|Tuition Fee||Tuition free|
|Student Union Fee||$25.18 per term|
|College Initiative Fee||Varies|
|Other Costs||U-PAS Fee per term subject to eligibility.|
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|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|