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Break down barriers and pave the way for your academic and career success. Work directly with staff and faculty who speak your language and get support for your specific needs.

Together we’ll create an individualized plan that works for you.

At JCCC, you’ll have access to many free resources to help you reach your academic goals:

  • More than 20 certified ASL interpreters
  • A dedicated reading education specialist
  • Deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty and staff
  • Accessible digital media
  • Personal FM systems
  • Public videophones across campus

Work with an academic counselor who is fluent in ASL to choose from more than 100 degrees and certificates. Plot out your career path and select your classes.

As a full-time student, you can usually complete a degree in two to three years, or a certificate in one year or less.

You can also work with counselors to ensure a successful transfer to schools such as Gallaudet University, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf or the University of Kansas.


JCCC has a long history of serving the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. Our goal is for your college experience to be as accessible and barrier-free as possible.

Take a look at all of the services JCCC provides, and get to know our Access Services team. You can request accommodations and services by logging onto the JCCC myAccess portal.

Get started now with these five easy steps:

  1. Make an appointment with Counselor Denise Filley at 913-469-3809 (VRS or voice) to discuss:
  • Application steps
  • Enrollment dates
  • JCCC programs
  • Transferring to a four-year school
  • Career decisions
  1. Make an appointment with the Financial Aid office to learn more about receiving federal funding.
  2. Follow the steps to become a JCCC student, which may include placement tests in reading, English and math.
  3. Meet again with Counselor Denise Filley to select courses and register.
  4. Meet with Deaf Services Coordinator Matt Gwynn to arrange accommodations such as interpreting and note-taking.

Contact Information

JCCC Academic Counseling
VRS or voice: 913-469-3809

Matt Gwynn, M.A., CDI
Deaf Services Coordinator, Access Services
Voice/text: 913-593-2366
Videophone or VRS: 913-549-9636