The program at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) was created in response to disappointing statistics. Despite being provided interpreters, students who were deaf or hard of hearing were not successfully completing their courses. Realizing that these students needed greater attention, a deaf education specialist was hired in fall, 2011. OTC currently offers one Adult Basic Education class for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students embark on an independent course of study focusing on greatest area of need (math, language, reading) and are instructed by a professor who is fluent in American Sign Language. OTC is unique because it grew out of the schools’ desire to increase retention and successful completion of courses for deaf adults. The program is dedicated to working with its students to ensure a successful experience.