UC Blue Ash College

Deaf Studies Program

The deaf studies professional certificate program at UC Blue Ash College is designed to provide an understanding of deaf culture and American Sign Language to students who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree. The structure of this certificate program allows the student to acquire basic American Sign Language skills and focus on the heritage and culture of the deaf community in Cincinnati and across the nation.

Where It Will Take You

Students will build American Sign Language skills, obtain knowledge about the heritage and culture of the deaf community, expand their ability to work in fields such as education, rehabilitation, social work, law, nursing and other health professions, and psychology, as well as meet the needs of deaf individuals in schools, the workplace and the community. Students will have sufficient American Sign Language proficiency upon completion of this certificate to enter an interpreting program to be able to work as an interpreter.

Professional Certificate Program

This professional certificate program is open to all students with a baccalaureate degree and an interest in American Sign Language and deaf studies. The certificate can provide additional training needed for a current career or prepare students for a variety of new careers, and may allow students to enter an interpreting program with knowledge of deaf culture and American Sign Language. Learn more about professional certificates.


Contact Information

Foreign Language Department
Sheri Barksdale
Phone: 513-558-8737
Email: barksdsk@ucmail.uc.edu