Technical Modeling Design

Associate of Applied Science in Technical Modeling Design (AAS TMD)

CAD Architecture

Beginning fall 2020, the Associate of Applied Science in Technical Modeling Design (AAS TMD) will replace the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Design, Animation and Game Design (CDAG). The AAS TMD will continue to have an emphasis on Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in both 2D, 3D and solid modeling.  That along with classes in areas of graphics, technical writing and programming will prepare individuals to apply technical skills for a wide range of jobs available locally, regionally and nationwide. 

What is CAD?   CAD, or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), is technology for design and technical documentation, which replaces manual drafting with an automated process.  CAD is used in many sectors and services in areas of architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries.  We use industry-standard software in a well-rounded curriculum to give individual the skills needed to work in different capacities and areas of interest.

Certification – Certification is an important industry-recognized credential that showcases your talent and shows that you have the skills to start your career.  The software should be a tool and we first teach the fundamentals for the course objectives so a student can apply the skills on the job regardless of software.  However, since we use the industry-standard software in every class, we also ensure that we cover the certification objectives so that the student can take the certification test for the software used.  This is a digital badge that can be added to your resume, portfolio, and professional networking sites and will give you an advantage in applying for these highly competitive jobs.

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Take certification to another level!  In the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Technical Modeling Design, you can also choose major electives which will count towards the CAD for Manufacturing certificate. This certificate can be earned separately or in addition to your associate degree.

No better time than now! Flexible scheduling options include day and evening in person as well as many online course offerings. All online courses are developed meeting the Quality Matters (QM) standards and taught by QM certified instructors to ensure the highest quality online course.

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Lorraine Bears, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, 330-308-7438 |  

Amy Bowers, Engineering Technology Administrative Assistant

330-308-7457 |