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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Universal Design, Creating Inclusive Environments (ARC-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the relationship between construction, accessibility, and barriers to inclusion; explain the importance of using environmentally acceptable materials for construction; identify how individuals examining needs for accessibility are evaluated and executed; and compare and contrast changing and evolving societal perceptions when building accessibility modifications. 


Universal Design, Creating Inclusive Environments (ARC-101) is an undergraduate self-study course that culminates with a final exam. The course  examines the history of technology and design interventions that can be a barrier and facilitator for usability. Topics include barriers that may not be complete obstacles but may be a resistance of some sort and can include narrow doorways, congestion, steps, and ramps.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design, Architecture, or Interior Architecture (6/22).