Certificate in Assistive Technology and Accessible Design


Students seeking this certificate must be admitted to the university, or in a nondegree status. All university policies relative to admission apply. Students pursuing an undergraduate certificate must file a plan of study for the certificate program with the certificate coordinator before half of the required credit hours are completed. Students may apply certificate coursework toward a degree program.

Program Requirements

The certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours from a selected list of courses. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 must be maintained for all courses comprising the certificate program and no grades below C. All courses with an AC or ENGT prefix also require that any prerequisite course is passed with a C or better grade.

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
FYAP 102AFirst-Year Seminar: Introduction to Technology and Innovation3
or ID 300 Design Thinking and Innovation
or ENGR 205 Applied Innovation and Design
HS 290Foundational Human Anatomy and Physiology 15
or BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology
or CSD 301 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
ENGR 302Accessible Design3
SOC 537The Social Consequences of Disability3
IME 549Industrial Ergonomics3
or PSY 405 Human Factors Psychology
Total Credit Hours15-17

Students completing the certificate program receive an appropriately-worded certificate from the university and a notation is made on the student's transcript when the certificate has been awarded.


CSD 301 is a 3-credit hour course.

Note: This certificate has not been approved as a gainful employment program.