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Technical Modeling Design - A.A.S.

Design your future with the Technical Modeling and Design Associate of Applied Science program. Develop the technical and creative skills needed to thrive in today's design industry. With a focus on hands-on experience and real-world projects, this program prepares you for success in a variety of design fields. Enroll now and take the first step toward a rewarding career in design. Read more...

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Program Description

Full Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Modeling Design prepares students for entry-level positions as technical illustrators, drafter/designer technicians in business and computer animation and game design industries, as well as in the field of multimedia development. Computer-aided design (CAD) is used throughout the program for computer modeling and multimedia development.

The degree program articulates with the CAD for Manufacturing undergraduate certificate, the Bachelor of Science degree in Animation Game Design and other select bachelor's degrees at Kent State.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques and skills to create complex two- and three-dimensional drawings, modeling and animations.
  2. Integrate effective communication skills, both verbally and in written form, with technical, business and design professionals as individuals and part of a project team.
  3. Understand and commit to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including respect for diversity.
  4. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  5. Collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
AGD 11003SOLID MODELING 3
AGD 12000TWO DIMENSION GRAPHICS 3
AGD 12001MODELING AND TEXTURING I 3
AGD 22000TWO-DIMENSION COMMUNICATION 3
AGD 22001MODELING FOR ARCHITECTURE 3
Major Electives, choose from the following:15
AGD 21000
FUNDAMENTALS OF MIXED REALITY
AGD 22004
MODELING AND TEXTURING II
AGD 22010
DIGITAL SCULPTING
AGD 22095
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANIMATION AND GAME DESIGN
AGD 23020
GAMING AND CULTURE
ARTS 14000
DRAWING I
EMAT 10310
MY STORY ON THE WEB
MERT 12000
ENGINEERING DRAWING
MERT 12001
COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BMRT 11000INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
or BUS 10123 EXPLORING BUSINESS
or ENTR 27056 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
EERT 32003TECHNICAL COMPUTING 3
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 60 credits hour)2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
Roadmap

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
AGD 22000 TWO-DIMENSION COMMUNICATION 3
BMRT 11000
or BUS 10123
or ENTR 27056
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
or EXPLORING BUSINESS
or INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Major Elective 6
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
AGD 11003 SOLID MODELING 3
AGD 12000 TWO DIMENSION GRAPHICS 3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
Major Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
AGD 12001 MODELING AND TEXTURING I 3
AGD 22001 MODELING FOR ARCHITECTURE 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ENG 20002 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
Major Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
EERT 32003 TECHNICAL COMPUTING 3
Major Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:60
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Tuscarawas Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Architectural and civil drafters

-2.5%

decline

102,900

number of jobs

$57,500

potential earnings

Calibration technologists and technicians and engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other

2.1%

slower than the average

91,600

number of jobs

$64,190

potential earnings

Drafters, all other

0.6%

little or no change

15,200

number of jobs

$54,500

potential earnings

Electrical and electronics drafters

0.5%

little or no change

25,300

number of jobs

$62,100

potential earnings

Mechanical drafters

-8.3%

decline

57,500

number of jobs

$58,270

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.