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Deaf Studies Certificate Overview

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Earning the Deaf Studies Certificate does not qualify you to become a sign language interpreter. An Associate of Applied Science degree in Interpreter Training is required to achieve this professional status.

Who uses a Deaf Studies Certificate?

Many professionals interact daily with many people, some of whom may be Deaf. These professionals include: doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, lawyers, hospitality providers, and other professionals.

Obtaining a DSC is a great asset to their professional marketability. Completing the DSC shows a potential employer that you have a knowledge base of Deaf culture and have competency in using American Sign Language (ASL).

Contact the Cincinnati State ITP for more information.


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