Overview

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.

Internship Considerations

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

FIRST YEAR

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
#ARET 103CArchitectural Graphics and Sketching223
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
 MCET 105CEngineering Design*404
#VRTS 101CIntroduction to Drawing244
 15
Spring Semester
 MATH 124CCollege Algebra or higher level math course404
 MCET 106CAdvanced CAD Modeling (SolidWorks)223
#VRTS 103CTwo-Dimensional Design233
#VRTS 104CThree-Dimensional Design233
 XXX xxxCScience Elective324
 17

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
#INDS 110CHistory of Industrial Design or   
#VRTS 111CSurvey of Western Art History or   
#VRTS 115CHistory of Modern Art303
#INDS 150CIndustrial Design Studio 1334
#INDS 232CBusiness of Design303
 MFET 111CManufacturing and Materials Processing*334
 VRTS 193CIntroduction to Photoshop or   
 VRTS 195CIntroduction to Illustrator CC303
 17
Spring Semester
 ENGL 120CCommunications or   
 ENGL 125CCommunication and the Literature of Science and Technology303
#INDS 250CIndustrial Design Studio 2334
#INDS 242CManufacturing Techniques303
 PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology or   
 PSYC 209CEducational Psychology or   
 PSYC 225CSocial Psychology303
 13
TOTAL CREDITS62

* 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
LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR – Number of credit hours for the course

  • Adjunct Professor

    Troy Barber, MA

    Industrial Design Technology
    Adjunct Professor
  • Department Chair

    Joseph Cunningham, MEd

    Industrial Design Technology,Manufacturing Engineering Technology,Mechanical Engineering Technology, Robotic and Automation Enginerring Technology
    Department Chair
    Little 121

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid