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Deaf Empowerment Program

Mohawk College
Fennell Campus

P. O. Box 2034
Hamilton, ON L8N 3T2
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905-575-2436 (TTY)
905-575-2029 (Voice)
905-575-2449 (Fax)

Contact Person:

Bruce Belcher, Program Coordinator/Professor

Program Details:

The Deaf Empowerment Program (DEP) is an academic upgrading program in a learner-centred environment for those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafened. DEP provides programming in 5 learning pathways: Independence, Employment, Adult Secondary School Credit, Post-Secondary Preparation and Apprenticeship. Learners may attend the full-time day program, Monday to Friday, at the Fennell Campus or night school classes, once a week, at the Fennell or Brantford campuses. DEP offers continuous intake at any time. This is a bi-literacy, learning outcomes based literacy program taught in ASL by deaf instructors in a learner-centered environment which are specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of each learner.

Program Services:

  • Communication Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Workforce Literacy
  • Employability Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Independence
  • ASL Refresher
  • Deaf Culture Advocacy
  • Current Events and Trends
  • Group Projects
  • Computer Technology and Software Applications

Program Cost:

No cost for those who meet the eligibility requirements