Applied Design Software Certificate | Northcentral Technical College

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Applied Design Software

Certificate

The Applied Design Software Certificate is designed for individuals seeking entry-level employment as a 2D/3D computer aided design/drafting technician or those looking to increase their computer design skills within the architectural, engineering and/or manufacturing industries. The certificate will provide the necessary training in computer-based architectural and mechanical design to meet entry-level competencies for producing a wide range of documents in the various manufacturing industries. Learners will receive hands-on training in various 2D and 3D computer aided design systems throughout their associated coursework. Courses in this certificate will also ladder into the Architectural Design & Technology and/or Mechanical Design Engineering Technology Associate Degree programs at NTC.

certificate at a Glance

Applied Design Software 12 Credit Certificate

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Partially Available
  • Medford Partially Available
  • Phillips Partially Available
  • Spencer
  • Wittenberg

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certificate Outcomes

  • Develop 2D construction/engineering documents (plans, sections, details, etc.)
  • Create 3D models in a variety of software platforms
  • Prepare 3D project visualization documents
  • Develop Building Information Modeling (BIM) files and documents
  • Create 3D animations and videos of construction and/or engineering projects
  • Prepare framing diagrams and schedules

Potential Careers

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Architectural Designer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Designer

Course List

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Course List

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this certificate.

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