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Deaf Studies

Deaf Studies

The Deaf Studies certificate explores communicating effectively with deaf people in your community. GCC's proximity to Rochester, which has the highest per capita population of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States, makes the Deaf Studies Certificate a crucial tool in helping to break down language barriers for the region's hearing impaired.

Why GCC?

This certificate combines introductory human services coursework with specific gerontology courses. Gerontology courses cover issues related to growing older, needs of the aging, and the resources available to this age group.

You will develop skills in building relationships, problem solving and planning, and implementing recreational activities to encourage and promote good health. As a gerontology student, you will participate in a hands-on field experience to sharpen the skills you learn in the classroom.

Upon successfully completing the Certificate program, you may transfer credits into the Human Services degree program or may complete the certificate concurrent with enrollment in the HUS Program.

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

Please contact our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:

  • Bryant & Stratton
  • College of Saint Rose
  • Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • Daemen College
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Empire State College/SUNY
  • Excelsior College
  • Hartwick College
  • Hilbert College
  • Houghton College
  • Keuka College
  • Medaille College
  • RIT
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • University of Phoenix
  • Utica College
  • Wells College

Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.