RRCC Dedicated to Serving Needs of Deaf Community
College announces programs designed to recruit deaf students
LAKEWOOD, CO - In the spirit of serving the diverse needs of our entire community, Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has launched comprehensive programs and services to reach out to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
“We believe the deaf community has long been overlooked in many college recruitment efforts,” said Jacqui Stanton, the college’s coordinator of special services. “We look to increase the number of deaf and hard of hearing students who attend, graduate, and transfer to four-year schools from Red Rocks.”
The college’s Office of Disability Services provides:
• A highly trained staff including an interpreter coordinator who manages a group of professional interpreters
• A student support team who functions as part of a student’s success plan
• Deaf Advisory Council of community stakeholders who provide advice and consultation on programming
• Transfer agreements with University of Northern Colorado, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and other national deaf universities
• Relationships with offices of vocational rehabilitation to support deaf and hard of hearing students
• Videophones and CART services to support students academically
In addition, RRCC has many staff and students who sign and encourage deaf and hard of hearing students to participate in a wide variety of Student Life activities. For more information on services and programs contact www.rrcc.edu/disabilityservices; TTY 303.914.6737; and videophone 720.235.0516 or 1.866.954.3795.
More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.
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