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Pursue a Career in Deaf Studies

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If you have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and would like to explore careers working with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind communities, the Deaf Studies Certificate is for you.

Why Choose NECC?

With the Deaf Studies Certificate, you can prepare for a career in American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreting, education, human/social services, and more.

  • Learn about the language , culture, and community of Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind people
  • Take part in networking opportunities with alumni and professionals in the community
  • Participate in NECC’s American Sign Language (ASL) club
  • Make yourself more marketable by adding this certificate to your bachelor’s degree

Because of NECC

With a Deaf Studies Certificate, you will be able to enhance your education and employment opportunities, especially in the fields such as interpreting, education, human/social services, and more. You can:

  • Explore careers working with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind communities
  • Prepare to take the state-level Massachusetts Interpreter Screening through the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH). MCDHH-screened interpreters are eligible for entry-level interpreting work.
  • Become an advocate for members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community

Courses, Requirements, and Program Notes

 

Career Paths & Job Market

Career Paths
Transferring to a 4 year College or University

Contact

Program Coordinator
Program Contact Information
Faculty Biographies

Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment for Deaf Studies Certificate
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