Drafting is a vital skill in our increasingly technological society. The NCCC certificate program has placed 96 percent of its graduates in related areas of employment for over 40 years. The implementation of computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) has greatly enhanced career opportunities.
Persons with the ability to use CADD, coupled with the appropriate technical theory and application, will be able to pursue a career with greater potential concentrating in design rather than basic drafting or as a CADD operator.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Developing the sense of responsibility and self-discipline required to compete in the workplace.
- Fostering the ability to use creative decision-making and problem-solving skills as part of the design process.
- Learning the fundamental principles of drafting to help the student develop the tools and skills required to compete in the workplace.
The Computer Aided Drafting program can be completed in nine months (one academic year). All courses are directly related to the career. The program will expose students to drafting, emphasizing CADD as it relates to mechanical, civil and piping. The program is broad-based so that the preparation will allow students to advance in the field as technical designers. Upon completion of the certificate, students may additionally elect to complete studies at the associate degree level.
The assessment of student learning outcomes is not only a key indicator of program effectiveness, it is also one of the standards of excellence identified by the Middle States Commission (Standard 5) and is required through the SUNY assessment initiative.