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Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Job Readiness


Develop essential job skills including literacy and numeracy while receiving direct instruction, interpreting, and ongoing career support in American Sign Language (ASL). Includes three practicums. Intended for Deaf or hard of hearing adults.

Program Status:
Accepting applications

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September 10 Months Certificate Broadway Full-time

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If you are interested in applying, please contact the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Department at 604.871.7000 ext. 7344 or email dhh@vcc.ca

Program Description

Program Description

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be expected to:

  • Recognize the importance of basic literacy and numeracy skills in the workplace
  • Plan appropriate and realistic career goals
  • Recognize, develop, and apply essential skills
  • Recognize, develop, and apply effective job search skills for employment

Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode

Classroom instruction, lab activities, field experience, and practicums are used in the program.

Students work individually and in groups. Written and/or verbal/signed assignments are also included. Courses are presented through lectures, small group discussions, and assigned readings and projects. Students are expected to study on their own time.

There are three work experience practicums - one (2 weeks) in the first term and two (3 weeks each) in the second term. Students work with the instructor to determine their work experience practicums and the instructor sets up the practicums.

Program Duration

The full-time Job Readiness Program is 10 months long from September to June. There is a two- week break between the first and second terms. Classes are five hours per day, Monday to Thursday.

Evaluation of Student Learning

Evaluations are done throughout the program and are based on quizzes, exams, assignments, and assessments of practical skills.


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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 16 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.

The minimum entry level is Upper Beginner English as assessed by the Department Head or delegate.

Each applicant will also have:

A successful interview with an instructor and the Department Head.

Some basic computer skills:

  • Use a mouse
  • Be familiar with the keyboard
  • Use a word processor to write a short letter
  • Be familiar with e-mail and the Internet

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 $410


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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Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

(DHHR 0601) Academic Skills 1
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4.0 credits
(DHHR 0602) Personal Management Skills 1
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4.0 credits
(DHHR 0603) Career Choice Skills 1
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3.0 credits
(DHHR 0604) Job Search Skills 1
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2.0 credits
(DHHR 0605) Work Experience 1
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1.0 credits
(DHHR 0611) Academic Skills 2
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3.0 credits
(DHHR 0612) Personal Management Skills 2
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3.0 credits


Term 2

(DHHR 0613) Career Choice Skills 2
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2.0 credits
(DHHR 0614) Job Search Skills 2
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2.0 credits
(DHHR 0615) Work Experience 2
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2.0 credits
(DHHR 0621) Academic Skills 3
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3.0 credits
(DHHR 0622) Personal Management Skills 3
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3.0 credits
(DHHR 0623) Career Choice Skills 3
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1.0 credits
(DHHR 0624) Job Search Skills 3
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3.0 credits
(DHHR 0625) Work Experience 3
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2.0 credits