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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

SouthWest College for the Deaf Degrees and Certificates

SWCD Degrees and Certificates

The programs included in the following section are only for those students enrolled at SouthWest College for the Deaf. Based on state law, hearing students cannot enroll at SWCD unless it is educationally appropriate or in special programs needed to train hearing and deaf persons to become professional service providers for the deaf.


The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at SWCD is designed to provide language instruction and support to students whose first language is not English so that they can succeed in accomplishing their educational goals at SWCD.  New students will receive an ESOL Waiver (TAC 19, Part 1, Ch. 4C(c)).  This waiver is effective for the student’s first long semester (up to 15 semester hours) at SWCD.  New students will be administered the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) test for appropriate placement.  A sequence of courses has been designed to support student learning in reading, English grammar, writing, and American Sign Language (ASL).  Students completing the ESOL Program are then placed in developmental course work or credit-bearing course work.

SWCD ESOL Program Course Sequence:  ESOL 0210 - ESOL Reading II   ,  ESOL 0211 - ESOL Reading III   , ESOL 0218 - ESOL Writing II  , ESOL 0219  ,  SLNG 1304 - American Sign Language (ASL) I , SLNG 1305 - American Sign Language (ASL) II    

Associate of Applied Science Degrees and Certificates

The following programs are non-transfer programs. However, courses listed in the course descriptions with a 10-digit approval number at the end of the course description are courses that will transfer.

Programs leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate include the following:

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