Certificate of Advanced Professional Development
in Assistive Technology Applications

Now in its ninth year, CSUN’s Certificate of Advanced Professional Development in Assistive Technology Applications (ATACP) has graduated more than 3,000 students and is the nation’s largest assistive-technology certificate program.

Offered through the Tseng College in collaboration with CSUN’s Center on Disabilities, this advanced professional development program provides students with a practical approach to matching assistive-technology applications to the needs of individuals with disabilities in a wide range of settings.

The ATACP program is a 100-hour program in which participants earn 10 universally recognized Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The coursework consists of four components: 1) online study in preparation for live-training sessions; 2) live-training sessions; 3) additional online instruction; and 4) a final project.

For the convenience of working professionals, the ATACP program is offered in both a standard and an accelerated (“Fast Track”) format. In the standard format, the online component (both preparatory and concluding) consists of 60 hours, and the live-training portion consists of 32 hours.  In the Fast Track format, the online component consists of 76 hours and the live-training portion consists of 16 hours. The final project for both formats accounts for eight hours of the required 100-hour total. 

Most participants complete the program in approximately three months, regardless of the format selected.

 

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