The field of design and drafting is a vital and expanding career where graduates can work in any of a number of rewarding fields including civil/architectural, electrical, mechanical, and process piping. The program emphasizes technical design as instructed in easy to understand methods. All beginning and application-level courses prepare the student in understanding industrial systems in a variety of settings that include light and heavy industry, civil and architectural firms, and related businesses.
The NCCC degree program is the only one of its kind, providing a unique blend of design, drafting, and various software applications as desired by the industry. The program has several articulation agreements with four-year engineering technology programs including Alfred State College, Buffalo State College, and RIT.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Become exposed to cutting-edge processes such as 3D scanning and 3D printing.
- Gain knowledge in preparing industry quality drawings.
- Learn engineering design processes in various fields.
- Learn various software applications including: AutoCAD, Solidworks, Revit, Inventor, and Siemens NX.
Kyle McGregor ’16
“Taking the Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) program was one of the most important decisions I have ever made. My favorite part of the program was the professors. They care about the students and are teaching what is being done in the industry. My CADD degree has taken me to places that I would have never thought possible. I have been all over the United States as well as China. As a Mechanical Piping Designer for Praxair (now Linde), I design the Cold Box, which is a tower that separates air by freezing it to liquid state.”
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.
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