The degree of Associate in Science in Industrial Design Technology is awarded upon successful completion of the program.
The Industrial Design Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the field of Industrial design.
Students master design fundamentals by taking courses in drawing, 2-Dimensional design, 3-Dimensional design, engineering design, and manufacturing principles. Emphasis is also placed on the study of mathematics and physical sciences while English and social science courses broaden and improve the student’s communication skills.
A series of more advanced/specialized courses focus on the application and integration of new and existing technologies to both product design and product manufacture. Topics include material explorations in plastics, wood and metal, CAD software and human factors.
Graduates will have the foundation necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree and to take advantage of opportunities for life-long learning or professional development.
Specific Admission Requirements
Note: Applicants should be aware that all associate degree programs at NHTI require successful completion of at least one semester of college level mathematics. Therefore, the college strongly recommends that all applicants successfully complete high school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher prior to admission. Those students whose placement testing does not demonstrate readiness for college level mathematics may require more than two years to complete their degree.
NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college’s first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.
Industrial Design Technology Degree
|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|#||ARET 103C||Architectural Graphics and Sketching||2||2||3|
|ENGL 101C||English Composition||4||0||4|
|MCET 105C||Engineering Design*||4||0||4|
|#||VRTS 101C||Introduction to Drawing||2||4||4|
|MATH 124C||College Algebra or higher level math course||4||0||4|
|MCET 106C||Advanced CAD Modeling (SolidWorks)||2||2||3|
|#||VRTS 103C||Two-Dimensional Design||2||3||3|
|#||VRTS 104C||Three-Dimensional Design||2||3||3|
|XXX xxxC||Science Elective||3||2||4|
|#||INDS 110C||History of Industrial Design or|
|#||VRTS 111C||Survey of Western Art History or|
|#||VRTS 115C||History of Modern Art||3||0||3|
|#||INDS 150C||Industrial Design Studio 1||3||3||4|
|#||INDS 232C||Business of Design||3||0||3|
|MFET 111C||Manufacturing and Materials Processing*||3||3||4|
|VRTS 193C||Introduction to Photoshop or|
|VRTS 195C||Introduction to Illustrator CC||3||0||3|
|ENGL 120C||Communications or|
|ENGL 125C||Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology||3||0||3|
|#||INDS 250C||Industrial Design Studio 2||3||3||4|
|#||INDS 242C||Manufacturing Techniques||3||0||3|
|PSYC 105C||Introduction to Psychology or|
|PSYC 209C||Educational Psychology or|
|PSYC 225C||Social Psychology||3||0||3|
* All students taking the following courses will be charged the following materials fees: MCET 105C, $10 and MFET 111C, $20.
CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course