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Deaf Studies

If you would like your career to include providing services to the Deaf /Hard of Hearing/ DeafBlind communities, Northern Essex offers several options for you to choose from.

The Deaf Studies Program at NECC features options to either enter the workforce directly or transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program. If you want to enter the workforce directly, you can prepare for a career as a direct service provider in residential programs independent living, organizations, or state agencies. Or you can transfer into a four-year program in ASL – English Interpreting, Deaf Studies, education, or human/social services among numerous options. The Deaf Studies degree can also be an advantage in other professions that serve Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind people.

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To contact the deaf studies program, please call 978-556-3667 or e-mail: deafstudies@necc.mass.edu

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Interested in taking a non-credit class instead? View our non-credit options.


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