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The Design Technology program prepares students for challenging professions in the design disciplines. In conjunction with their academic advisor, students can select elective courses from many areas to focus their program of study such as, Mechanical Design, Architectural Design, Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Civil Design, Computer Graphics, and others. Students in the Design Technology program have access to the most current hardware and software used in the disciplines. Overall program emphasis is on technical rigor and foundation development. Graduates have the skills and knowledge required to respond to future employment challenges or continue their education at other colleges or universities.

Our Graduates

The Design Technology program prepared students for careers in a variety of environments including, architectural firms, construction companies, big manufacturing companies, medical companies, fire safety companies, machining companies, and more!  Graduates will also have the foundation needed to begin a career in this field or to transfer to the four-year university of their choice.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of technical certificates and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Technical Certificates:

Technical Certificate
(30 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Transfer Degree:

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

When applying for many of our Technology programs, we encourage you to apply for either a Certificate or Technical Certificate when filling out the online application for admission, even if your end goal is to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.  By starting at the Certificate or Technical Certificate level you will be able to earn several stackable workforce certifications.


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Outcomes

Program Locations

The Design Technology program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.