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 SUNY Niagara 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.
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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