What to Expect

Our Assistive Technology Certificate program is a flexible packaging of 12 credit hours that can be taken entirely online or through a combination of online and lab-based courses on campus.

You’ll take one required course then choose 9 credit hours of elective courses—our program is designed to take approximately 12 months to complete, depending on your schedule.

 Required course (taken in spring or fall)

DHD 440 Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice 3 hours

Fall electives

 Online courses
DHD 555 Consideration, Assessment and Documentation of Assistive Technology in PreK-12 Educational Setting 3 hours
DHD 594 Advanced Special Topics in DHD: Assistive Technology for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
1 hour
 Lab-based course
DHD 551 Computers, Communication and Controls in Rehabilitation Technology 3 hours

Spring electives

 Online courses
DHD 555 Consideration, Assessment and Documentation of Assistive Technology in PreK-12 Educational Setting 3 hours
DHD 556 Seating and Positioning for Wheelchair Mobility 1 hour
DHD 557 Manual Wheelchair Technology 1 hour
DHD 594 Advanced Special Topics in DHD: Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers
2 hours
DHD 594 Advanced Special Topics in DHD: Introduction to Microcontrollers in Assistive Technology 2 hours
DHD 594 Advanced Special Topics in DHD: Powered Wheelchair Technology 1 hour
DHD 594 Advanced Special Topics in DHD: Supporting Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Educational Settings 3 hours
 Lab-based course
DHD 554 Augmentative Communication Assessment 3 hours

Summer electives

 Online courses
DHD 594 Technology to Support Universal Design for Learning 1 hour
DHD 594 Mobile Technology and Computers: Built-in Accessibility Features 1 hour
DHD 594 Assistive Technology Tools for Education 2 hours