Associate in Applied Science
The field of design and drafting, a vital and expanding career, has been greatly affected by full-automation using computer aided design drafting (CADD). The NCCC Computer Aided Design and Drafting program continues to be on the leading edge of this advanced technology.
The NCCC Approach
The knowledge of CADD obtained at NCCC will greatly enhance students’ career potential. The fully automated CADD program emphasizes technical design. At the same time, students will develop a full understanding of industrial systems that will prepare them for a career using CADD in mechanical, piping, civil/architecture or electrical design drafting in a variety of settings that include light and heavy industry, civil and architectural offices and related businesses. All beginning and application-level courses use fully automated technology.
Through electives students may develop an area of specialization. They may choose to develop their potential in the fields of process piping, civil/architecture, electrical design or mechanical (machine) design drafting.
The NCCC program is the only one of its kind, providing a unique blend of design, drafting and CADD applications as required by industry. The program has several articulation agreements with four-year engineering technology programs including RIT, Alfred State and SUNY College at Buffalo.
Students admitted in September and January. Applicants should have a minimum of Integrated Algebra or equivalent algebra at the college level. Students needing a beginning drafting course may take Engineering Drawing I (MET 110) at NCCC.
Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take more than four semesters of full-time study if a student begins this program in a spring semester.
It is possible to obtain advanced standing by taking appropriate technology preparation (Tech-Prep) course(s) in high school.
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