Association Recertifies Computer Aided Drafting Major

Published 09.08.2010

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology
Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies News

Pennsylvania College of Technology's computer aided drafting technology major recently was recertified by the American Design Drafting Association.

ADDA, an organization for designers, drafters, architects, illustrators and technical artists, provides certification to recognize schools whose design/drafting curriculum meets established and approved standards.

Annual recertification is a detailed process that allows the department to closely examine its curriculum, faculty background, employment placement of graduates, classroom capabilities and more, to ensure it is offering the best it can to students.

"It is an important credential for our department to maintain," said Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of drafting and computer aided design.

Schools are certified for one-year periods; Penn College's certification will remain in effect through Aug. 31. The college has earned certification for its computer aided drafting technology associate-degree major every year since 1997.

A letter from ADDA noted: "It is programs such as yours that assure competent design and drafting professionals for the future. The association's certification program and the commitment to excellence it represents provide a quality-assurance program, which benefits both education and industry."

In addition to an associate degree in computer aided drafting technology, Penn College offers a bachelor's degree in computer aided product design. To learn more about these majors and other academic programs offered by the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies at Penn College, call 570-327-4520 or visit online .

Established in 1948, ADDA is the oldest design-drafting association in the world. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, among other industry groups.

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