Deaf Services Center: Bay Area Classes

Sign Language, Interpreting, Deaf Culture and Deaf Education

Note: The schedule below reflects our best efforts to find all deaf-related classes offered locally. Please contact individual schools to confirm their offerings and find other classes not listed below.
ASL (American Sign Language) = the primary means of communication among culturally Deaf people
SEE (Signing Exact English) = a system that parallels spoken or written English
INTERPRETING = the skill required to translate from spoken English to Sign Language, and from Sign Language to spoken English
DEAF CULTURE = an academic course which examines characteristics of the Deaf Community
DEAF EDUCATION = teacher credential courses which focus on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

SAN FRANCISCO - UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

  • San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94132
    415/338-1161 V
    Classes: ASL I, II, III (for credit)
    see Department of Special Education
    www.sfsu.edu
  • City College of San Francisco (Phelan Campus)
    50 Phelan Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    415/452-7241 V
    Classes: ASL 1A, 1B (for credit)
    see American Sign Language
    www.ccsf.org or contact by e-mail
  • City College of San Francisco
    (San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center)
    1800 Market St., Room 304
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    415/701-2878 V
    Classes: ASL I (no credit)
    see Disabled Students Programs & Services
    www.ccsf.org
  • City College of San Francisco (Downtown Campus)
    800 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    415/267-6500 V
    Classes: ASL I (no credit)
    see Disabled Students Programs & Services
    www.ccsf.org
  • City College of San Francisco
    Mission Campus
    1125 Valencia St., Room 254
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Classes: ASL I (no credit)
    see Disabled Students Programs & Services
    www.ccsf.org

NORTH BAY - COLLEGES

  • College of Marin
    835 College Avenue
    Kentfield, CA 94904
    415/457-8811 V
    Classes: ASL I
    see American Sign Language
    www.marin.cc.ca.us
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    1501 Mendocino Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
    1-800-564-7752 Toll free outside Santa Rosa
    707/527-4011 V
    707/528-2442 TTY/TDD
    Classes: ASL 1, 2; Introduction to the Sign Language Interpreting Profession; Pre-Interpreting Skills for Interpreters: Comparative Linguistics ASL/English (for credit)
    see American Sign Language
    www.santarosa.edu

EAST BAY - UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

  • Berkeley City College
    2050 Center St.
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    510/981-3872 V
    510/981-2865 TTY
    Classes: Classes: ASL I, II, III, IV; History & Culture; Structure of ASL; Fingerspelling and Numbers; ASL Field Experience (for credit)
    see Berkeley City College, American Sign Language
    http://web.peralta.edu or contact by e-mail
  • California State University, East Bay
    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94542
    510/885-3000 V
    Classes: Elementary + Intermediate ASL I, II, III; Deaf Culture; Topics in ASL; Sign Language Field Work (for credit)
    see Modern Languages & Literature
    www.csueastbay.edu
  • Chabot College
    25555 Hesperian Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94545
    510/723-6600 V
    Classes: ASL I, II
    see Sign Language
    www.chabotcollege.edu
  • Diablo Valley College
    321 Golf Club Road
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-1529
    925/685-1230 V
    925/682-0340 TTY
    Classes: ASL I, II, III (for credit)
    see Sign Language
    www.dvc.edu
  • Los Medanos Community College
    2700 East Leland Road
    Pittsburg, CA 94565
    925/439-2181 V
    Classes: ASL I, II, III, IV; Fingerspelling I, II (for credit)
    see Sign Language
    www.losmedanos.net
  • Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Blvd.
    Fremont, CA 94539-0390
    510/659-6269 V/TTY
    510/659-6032 Fax
    Classes: ASL I, II, III, IV; Conversational ASL I, II; Deaf Culture; Deaf Education; Deaf History; Advanced Fingerspelling; ASL Vocabulary; Classifiers in ASL; Linguistics of ASL; ASL Fieldwork; Workshop in Basic ASL; Intermediate ASL for Parents (for credit)
    see Subject: ASL - American Sign Language
    www.ohlone.edu

EAST BAY - ADULT EDUCATION

  • West Contra Costa Adult Education
    6028 Ralston Avenue
    Richmond, CA 94805-1202
    510/215-4666 V
    Classes: ASL I, II (no credit)
    see Languages
    www.wccae.info

SOUTH BAY - UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

  • San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0135
    408/924-3784 TTY (ASL info during office hours: TR)
    Classes: ASL I, II, III (for credit)
    see Online Class Schedule,
    click on Special Education,
    look under EDSE prefix for ASL [014A, 014B, 114A, 114B]

    www.sjsu.edu
  • De Anza College
    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Cupertino, CA 95014-5702
    408/864-5678 V
    Classes: ASL I, II (for credit)
    see Sign Language (SIGN)
    www.deanza.fhda.edu
  • Evergreen Valley College
    3095 Yerba Buena Road
    San Jose, CA 95135
    408/274-7900 V
    Classes: ASL I (for credit)
    see Sign Language (SL)
    www.evc.edu
  • San Jose City College
    2100 Moorpark Ave
    San Jose, CA 95128-2799
    408/298-2191 V
    Classes: ASL 1, 2; Deaf Culture; Directed Study;
    Supervised Laboratory (for credit)
    see Sign Language (SL)
    www.sjcc.edu
  • West Valley College
    14000 Fruitvale Avenue
    Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
    408/867-2200 V
    408/741-2688 TTY
    Classes: ASL I (for credit)
    see SL - Sign Language
    www.westvalley.edu

PENINSULA - COLLEGES

  • Skyline College
    3300 College Drive
    San Bruno, CA 94066-1698
    650/738-4100 V
    Classes: ASL I (for credit)
    see American Sign Language
    www.skylinecollege.net
  • College of San Mateo
    1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
    San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
    650/574-6161 V
    Classes: ASL I, II
    collegeofsanmateo.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • California State University, East Bay
    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94542
    510/885-3233 V (Dept. Communicative Sciences and Disorders)
    510/885-2186 Fax (Dept. Communicative Sciences and Disorders) Degree Programs: B.S./M.S. - Speech Pathology/Audiology
    www.csueastbay.edu
  • San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94132
    415/338-1161 V (Dept. of Special Education)
    415/338-0566 Fax (Dept. of Special Education)
    Degree Programs:
    College of Education, Dept. of Special Education
    Education Specialist Credentials, Level I and Level II
    M.A. in Special Education, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Ph.D. in Education: Concentration in Special Education (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
    www.sfsu.edu
  • San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0135
    408/924-3700 V (Dept. of Special Education)
    408/924-3782 TTY (Dept. of Special Education)
    408/924-3713 Fax (Dept. of Special Education)
    Degree Program: Credential, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    www.sjsu.edu

For further information or to tell us about classes we are not aware of, please contact the Library's Deaf Services Center at 557-4433 TTY, 557-4434 V, 557-4531 Fax, or by email.

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