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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

Program one-pager
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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If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office 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.

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

For information about Interpreting Services


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

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 $29.77 per term
College Initiative Fee Varies
U-Pass Fee $175
Other Costs U-PAS Fee per term subject to eligibility.

For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.


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. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

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