2014-2015 Catalog 
    
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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

3-D Design and Graphics Technical Certificate


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Technical Certificate
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3475, E-mail CAD@nscc.edu, Program Site

The 3-D Design and Graphics Technical Certificate prepares students for employment in a variety of careers including architectural design, manufacturing and product design, video games, television, and multimedia productions. Students learn the concepts and processes of 3-D design and gain a significant working knowledge of the most current industry software applications. An integral part of this program is the ability to create and present ideas. Most students finish the program in one year.

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Use 3-D design techniques and create presentations using 3-D design graphics;
  • Show proficiency in 3-D visualization and concepts;
  • Create 3-D designs using multiple software applications and in multiple formats; and
  • Present designs using multiple mediums including multimedia, print, Web, and video.

The program will culminate in students creating a portfolio for presentation at job interviews.

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural, Manufacturing and Industrial 3-D Designer/Drafter
  • 3-D Graphics Artist/Illustrator Creating 3-D Presentations
  • Video Game Level and Computer Simulations Designer
  • Technical Marketing Illustrator

Transfer/Advising

The certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses toward a Nashville State A.A.S. degree. A student who plans to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult his/her advisor about articulation options.

Total Certificate Requirements: 25-26 Credits


 
* If a student enters the program with little or no previous drafting background, then that student must take ENGT 1150 - Technical Graphics  prior to or along with CAD 1200 .

Recommended Schedule


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Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students demonstrate the appropriate skill levels before enrolling in college-level courses. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determines whether a student needs to enroll in Learning Support courses in reading, writing, and/or math. After completing the required Learning Support course(s), a student may enroll in college-level courses.

 

* If a student enters the program with little or no previous drafting background, then that student must take ENGT 1150 - Technical Graphics , prior to or along with CAD 1200 .

 

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