What to Expect

Our Assistive Technology Certificate Program (ATCP) is a flexible packaging of 12 credit hours of courses offered by the Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD).   All students are required to take DHD440 Introduction to Assistive Technology (3 credits). Students also work with the ATCP Fieldwork Coordinator to complete an AT Field Experience, a requirement for accredited AT academic programs.  Students can then choose the AT electives which they believe would best help them meet their professional goals. Students work with their ATCP Advisor to make course selections.

*Course list subject to change

Required Courses

DHD 440Introduction to Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice3 credit hours, Online
DHD 590 or DHD 441ATCP Field Experience requirement

Online Electives

DHD 555AT Consideration, Assessment and Documentation in PreK-12 Educational Setting3 credit hours
DHD 556Seating and Positioning for Wheelchair Mobility 1 credit hour
DHD 557Manual Wheelchair Technology1 credit hour
DHD 558Powered Wheelchair Technology 1 credit hour
DHD 590Field Experience in Disability & Human Development 1 credit hour
DHD 553Assistive Technology for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired 1 credit hour
DHD 594Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers 2 credit hours
DHD 594Assistive Technology Tools in Education 3 credit hours
DHD 567AAC for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders 2 credit hours
DHD 569Environmental Modification 1 credit hour
DHD 559Ergonomics & Safety for Workers with Disabilities 1 credit hour
DHD 594Intro to Microcontrollers in Assistive Technology 1 credit hour
DHD 562Mobile Technology and Computers: Built-in Accessibility Features 1 credit hour
DHD 568Supporting AAC in Educational Settings3 credit hours
DHD 594Technology to Support Universal Design for Learning 1 credit hour

Lab-Based Courses Taught at UIC

DHD 441Adaptive Equipment Design and Fabrication 3 credit hours
DHD 551Computers, Communication and Controls in Rehabilitation Technology 3 credit hours
DHD 554Augmentative Communication Assessment 3 credit hours