Thursday, September 1, 2016

Penn College Engineering CAD Technology Major "Recertified"

An international professional and educational organization has affirmed the high quality of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s engineering CAD technology curriculum by recertifying the associate degree.

The American Design Drafting Association, an organization for designers, drafters, architects, illustrators and technical artists, thoroughly reviewed the college’s program and determined the engineering CAD technology two-year major meets the organization’s well-established standards.

The ADDA has recertified the program annually since 1997.

“The certification is a very important credential for our program,” said Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of engineering design technology and department head for engineering and industrial design technology. “Seeking recertification requires the department to continually examine its curriculum, classroom capabilities, graduate placement, faculty preparation and many other factors that are critical to student success. The annual recertification shows both current and prospective students that we are truly offering a degree that works.”

After earning their associate degree in engineering CAD technology, graduates typically continue their education with the college’s engineering design technology bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce. The two-year program prepares graduates to employ advanced 2-D and

3-D CAD applications in manufacturing- and engineering-based industries.

“Whether they continue their education or immediately join the professional ranks, the graduates of our engineering CAD technology associate degree are positioned for long-term success in the field,” Walker said.

In addition to the associate degree in engineering CAD technology and the bachelor’s degree in engineering design technology, the college offers a bachelor’s degree in industrial design.

To learn more about those majors and other programs from the college’s School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520 or visit www.pct.edu/icet.

For more on Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, visitwww.pct.edu, email admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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