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.
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|
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
- Employ design research that contributes to the definition and solution of design problems.
- Apply principles of engineering, basic science, mathematics, and psychology to formulate multiple creative design solutions for a given problem, creating rough and finished concept sketches assessing those concepts and selecting the most appropriate final design.
- Demonstrate proficient skills in sketching and rendering with appropriate media, technical drawing, 3-D physical and computer modeling, and prototyping.