Bay Area Classes

Sign Language, Interpreting, Deaf Culture and Deaf Education

This list includes American Sign Language, Deaf Culture and Deaf Education classes offered in the Bay Area. Please contact individual schools to confirm their offerings.

SAN FRANCISCO

  • San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94132
    see Department of Special Education
    www.sfsu.edu
  • City College of San Francisco
    50 Phelan Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    see American Sign Language
    www.ccsf.org

NORTH BAY

  • College of Marin
    835 College Avenue
    Kentfield, CA 94904
    see American Sign Language
    www.marin.edu
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    1501 Mendocino Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    see American Sign Language
    www.santarosa.edu

EAST BAY

  • Berkeley City College
    2050 Center St.
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    see American Sign Language
    www.berkeleycitycollege.edu
  • California State University, East Bay
    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94542
    see Modern Languages & Literature
    www.csueastbay.edu
  • Chabot College
    25555 Hesperian Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94545
    see Sign Language
    www.chabotcollege.edu
  • Diablo Valley College
    321 Golf Club Road
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-1529
    see Sign Language
    www.dvc.edu
  • Los Medanos Community College
    2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg, CA 94565
    see Sign Language
    www.losmedanos.net
  • Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Blvd.
    Fremont, CA 94539
    see Subject: ASL - American Sign Language
    www.ohlone.edu
  • West Contra Costa Adult Education
    6028 Ralston Avenue
    Richmond, CA 94805
    see Languages
    www.wccae.info

SOUTH BAY

  • San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192
    see Online Class Schedule,
    click on Special Education

    www.sjsu.edu
  • De Anza College
    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    see Sign Language
    www.deanza.edu
  • Evergreen Valley College
    3095 Yerba Buena Road
    San Jose, CA 95135
    see Sign Language
    www.evc.edu
  • San Jose City College
    2100 Moorpark Ave
    San Jose, CA 95128
    see Sign Language
    www.sjcc.edu
  • West Valley College
    14000 Fruitvale Avenue
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    see Sign Language
    www.westvalley.edu

PENINSULA

  • Skyline College
    3300 College Drive
    San Bruno, CA 94066
    see American Sign Language
    www.skylinecollege.edu
  • College of San Mateo
    1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
    San Mateo, CA 94402
    see Modern Languages
    collegeofsanmateo.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Blvd.
    Fremont, CA 94539
    Interpreter Preparation Program
    www.ohlone.edu
  • California State University, East Bay
    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94542
    Dept. Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    Degree Programs: B.S./M.S. - Speech/Language Pathology
    www.csueastbay.edu
  • San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94132
    Dept. of Special Education
    Degree Programs:
    College of Education, Dept. of Special Education
    M.A. in Special Education, Deaf and Hard of Hearing specialty
    Ph.D. in Education: Concentration in Special Education
    Speech/Language Pathology credential
    www.sfsu.edu
  • San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192
    Dept. of Special Education
    M.A. in Special Education, Deaf and Hard of Hearing specialty
    Degree Program: Credential, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    www.sjsu.edu

Terms that may be found in course titles or descriptions:

ASL (American Sign Language) - the primary means of communication among culturally Deaf people

Interpreting - the skill required to translate from spoken English to Sign Language, and from Sign Language to spoken English

Deaf Culture - history, folklore, values, behavior, and beliefs of the deaf community

Deaf Education - teacher credential courses that focus on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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