Degree Programs

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Master the concepts of 3D graphics to craft a range of creative solutions for animation and multimedia projects.

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Gain the preparation you need for an exciting career in accounting-related occupations.

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The administrative support technology program prepares you for a career in a variety of business settings including government, education, corporate settings, and health care.

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Computers are important to all parts of the economy, and the number of careers that involve work with computers is constantly expanding. Students in the associate in applied science (AAS) degree program in applied computer technology take courses to prepare them for careers that involve maintaining computer software and hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and working with a variety of computer applications. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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Computers are important to all parts of the economy, and the number of careers that involve work with computers is constantly expanding. Students in the associate in occupational studies (AOS) degree program in applied computer technology take courses to prepare them for careers that involve maintaining computer software and hardware, installing and maintaining computer networks, and working with a variety of computer applications. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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The associate in science (AS) in applied computer technology is an associate+bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor's degree in RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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The associate in science (AS) degree in applied liberal arts is designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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The associate in applied science (AAS) in applied mechanical technology is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program that prepares students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree program in RIT's College of Engineering Technology. The program offers you unparalleled academic support and students strengthen their skills by taking courses taught by NTID faculty. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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People who work in architectural and civil drafting technology use their skills to create two- and three-dimensional drawings on the computer. These drawings are used to visually represent buildings, bridges, canals, and houses. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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People who work in architectural and civil drafting technology use their skills to create two- and three-dimensional drawings on the computer. These drawings are used to visually represent buildings, bridges, canals, and houses. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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Seamlessly facilitate communication and interaction between deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people in educational, medical, and community settings.

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The business administration program focuses on general business operations and the critical decision-making process required for success in today's fast-paced work environment. Students learn the fundamentals of business planning, interpersonal skills, and communication skills needed to succeed on the job. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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The associate in science (AS) degree in business is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree program in RIT’s Saunders College of Business. The program offers you unparalleled academic support and students strengthen their skills by taking courses taught by faculty in RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Admission to this major is available during the fall semester only. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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The business technology program prepares you for a career in general business operations. You’ll learn the fundamentals of business planning, interpersonal skills, and communication skills needed to succeed on the job. You’ll also receive leadership training in addition to becoming proficient in the use of computer software applications necessary to succeed in the business world. This degree is for students interested in the fields of marketing, sales, retail, advertising, banking, management, human resources, hospitality, and other related business disciplines. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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Spend up to two semesters to explore NTID associate degree programs as you work with advisors to focus your academic and career interests before deciding on a major.

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The associate in applied science (AAS) in civil technology is an Associate+Bachelor’s degree program that prepares students to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering technology in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology. The program offers you unparalleled academic support and students strengthen their skills by taking courses taught by NTID faculty. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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The bachelor of science degree in community development and inclusive leadership is an innovative, interdisciplinary program in which students gain skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, research, and data management–all of which are needed by dynamic leaders at the helm of 21st century organizations. This is a multidisciplinary degree offered by RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, in partnership with Saunders College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Health Sciences and Technology, and the School of Individualized Study.

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The Deaf cultural studies-American Sign Language certificate offers deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students the opportunity to understand the deaf community as an entity unto itself and within the context of society as a whole.

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The Deaf leadership immersion provides students with an opportunity to explore aspects of community development and leadership with special emphasis on ethics, rhetoric, social media communication, intersectionality, current national and international trends, and accessible technology.

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The deaf leadership minor provides you with an opportunity to explore aspects of deaf community leadership with special emphasis on ethics, rhetoric, social media communication, intersectionality, current national and international trends, and accessible technology.

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People who work in the design and imaging field are responsible for designing, organizing, and producing print and Web-based media for business, communication, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, and advertising markets. This is a large, exciting field that requires a variety of computer-based and traditional visual skills. The design and imaging technology program provides opportunities for students to enter various careers ranging from creative to highly technical positions at various degree levels. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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People who work in the design and imaging field are responsible for designing, organizing, and producing print and Web-based media for business, communication, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment, and advertising markets. This is a large, exciting field that requires a variety of computer-based and traditional visual skills. The design and imaging technology program provides opportunities for students to enter various careers ranging from creative to highly technical positions at various degree levels. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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Students in the diversity, inclusion, and dialogue immersion will study the social construct of diverse communities through examination of experiences of inequity, discrimination, oppression, and intersectionality. They will learn constructive dialogue techniques for use across a range of communities, with the goal of understanding diverse populations and their experiences.

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The associate in science (AS) degree in general science is designed to prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are close to, but not fully ready for, direct entry into a bachelor’s-level program in the sciences. The degree is a pathway for completing the course work taken during the first two years of a BS degree program in RIT's College of Science or RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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Our health care interpreting degree meets the demand for nationally-certified sign language interpreters who want to work in the health care industry.

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The laboratory science technology program, with its foundation of course sequences in chemistry, biology, and instrumental analysis, was developed primarily from an industry perspective to prepare students for employment as laboratory technicians. The program has several significant factors that set it apart, including the application of real-world analyses and a state-of-the-art instrumentation laboratory. Graduates are prepared to work in a broad range of fields, including chemical, biological, biotechnical, pharmaceutical, environmental, industrial, forensic, and food analysis. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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The laboratory science technology program, with its foundation of course sequences in chemistry, biology, and instrumental analysis, was developed primarily from an industry perspective to prepare students for employment as laboratory technicians. The program has several significant factors that set it apart, including the application of real-world analyses and a state-of-the-art instrumentation laboratory. Graduates are prepared to work in a broad range of fields, including chemical, biological, biotechnical, pharmaceutical, environmental, industrial, forensic, and food analysis. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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Due to explosive growth in the use of mobile computing devices, there has been an employment boom in the field of mobile application development, and the demand for new and innovative mobile apps is growing at an incredible speed.

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The performing arts certificate program offers deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students the opportunity to develop knowledge of standard theatrical operating procedures as well as principles and practices of theater accessibility for deaf people, allowing them to work in professional, regional, and community theater. It also provides a solid foundation for those who wish to pursue further education in film, video, theater, and related forms of performing arts.

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The pre-baccalaureate studies program is available to students who are accepted by RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and are close to, but not fully ready for, direct entry into a baccalaureate-level program through one of the other colleges of RIT. It is a bridge program for qualified students, based on academic transcripts, scores on admissions tests, and other evidence that supports a reasonable expectation of success in baccalaureate course work. Qualified students who are undecided as to a program of study may choose the career exploration studies program.

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The pre-baccalaureate studies program is available to students who are accepted by NTID and are close to, but not fully ready for, direct entry into a baccalaureate-level program through one of the other colleges of RIT. It is a bridge program for qualified students, based on academic transcripts, scores on admissions tests, and other evidence that supports a reasonable expectation of success in baccalaureate course work. Qualified students who are undecided as to a program of study may choose the career exploration studies program.

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The pre-baccalaureate studies program is available to students who are accepted by NTID and are close to, but not fully ready for, direct entry into a baccalaureate-level program through one of the other colleges of RIT. It is a bridge program for qualified students, based on academic transcripts, scores on admissions tests, and other evidence that supports a reasonable expectation of success in baccalaureate course work. Qualified students who are undecided as to a program of study may choose the career exploration studies program.

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The pre-baccalaureate studies program is available to students who are accepted by NTID and are close to, but not fully ready for, direct entry into a baccalaureate-level program through one of the other colleges of RIT. It is a bridge program for qualified students, based on academic transcripts, scores on admissions tests, and other evidence that supports a reasonable expectation of success in baccalaureate course work. Qualified students who are undecided as to a program of study may choose the career exploration studies program.

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Students in the associate in occupational studies (AOS) degree in precision manufacturing technology (formerly computer integrated machining technology) are prepared for employment in precision machining and/or precision optics manufacturing occupations. These include tool and die making, mold making, instrument making, manufacturing of optical elements, and computer numerical control machining (CNC). Graduates are successfully employed in both large manufacturing corporations and small contract manufacturing shops. This program is available for qualified deaf and hard of hearing students.

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A deaf education degree designed for teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing children. You'll earn dual NYS certification in deaf education and in a secondary content area (math, science, social studies, or English). 

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The theatre design and stagecraft immersion fosters an understanding and appreciation of the craft, theory, and art of design for theatre and dance. You will explore artistic, historical, and cultural aspects of design for diverse audiences.

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The theatre design and stagecraft minor develops your understanding of the craft, theory, and art of design for theatre and dance. Courses explore the artistic, historical, and cultural elements of theatre design. Theoretical knowledge is balanced with experiential learning, obtained through the completion of required practicum experiences that involve participation in department productions. The minor is open to all hearing and deaf/hard of hearing students.

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