Certificate in Design Technologies

Certificate Overview

The CTAM Certificate in Design Technologies provides a fundamental understanding of information technology and digital media production. The program will motivate students to think critically about technology and its impacts upon society.

Certificate Goals

  • to equip students with a basic digital design skill-set
  • to transform students from passive users of technology into active producers of technology
  • to introduce students to critical thinking and theories relevant to digital design

Certificate Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours including:
    • The Meaning of Information Technology (ATLS 2000)
    • Design Technologies: Toolkit (ATLS 2001)
    • Design Technologies: Process (ATLS 2002) *ATLS 2001: Toolkit is a pre/co-requisite for this course
    • One 2000 level or higher Elective (Focus or CPT)
  • Students must have 2.5 cumulative GPA to be admitted to the TAM Certificate Program.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all courses counted for the certificate.
  • Coursework used to satisfy CTAM requirements cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
  • Failing to meet the minimum grade for any individual ATLS core course twice will result in automatic removal from the TAM program.


Course Substitutions

Coursework not on the approved elective list (including course work from another University of Colorado campus, another institution, Study Abroad, or Semester at Sea) must be approved by the MTAM Faculty Committee. Students must complete a Course Substitution Petition Request Form and attach supporting documentation (syllabus). Substitution requests will not be considered if the student has already satisfied the requirement with an approved elective course.

Sound Interesting?

We have admitted our last cohort of students into the certificate program. ATLS 2001 and 2002 will be taught for the last time in spring 2020.