Assistive Technology Specialist Certificate (Online)

Assistive Technology Specialist Certificate (Online)

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The Program

Federal and state laws require that school personnel be prepared to offer a full range of services to provide accessibility to disabled persons, including blind, deaf, or handicapped persons, as well as other persons with special education needs. This Certificate Program will prepare individuals to fully understand and implement these state and federal mandates. All of the courses offered meet the professional development hours for license renewal as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. The program was developed jointly between California State University Dominguez Hills and the Orange County Department of Education.

Who Should Attend

Assistive TechEducational administrators, teachers, and anyone who has the desire or professional need to learn the federal and state requirements for serving the disabled within their organizations, including:

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Speech and Language Specialists
  • Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Program Specialists
  • Resource Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Administrators

In addition, the first course, SPE 530 Introduction to Assistive Technology, is an overview which will be of interest to a greater audience including parents of disabled students as well as other interested members of the community.

The Courses

Courses are offered online, year-round on a trimester schedule. All courses carry 3 semester units of graduate-level education credit.

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  Note: Once you have completed all the courses in the certificate, you may apply to receive the certificate

California State University Dominguez Hills provides the following information for its online and distance learning students in compliance with State Authorization information & Consumer Complaints federal Title IV regulation. Federal law [Section668.43(b)] requires all institutions must disclose to all students or prospective students the complaint agency in all states where students reside. If a student has a complaint or concern, information on how to contact a state agency and register a complaint, can be found at the following website:

Program Instructor

Program Instructor

Paul Richard
Orange County Department of Education
PO Box 9050
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-9050
(714) 966-4140

Professional Links

Assistive Technology:

Foundation for Assistive Technology

Family Caregiver Alliance

Kids Together, Inc.

Assistive Technology Industry Association

Alliance for Technology Access