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Association Recertifies Penn College’s CAD Technology Major

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.

“It is an important credential for our department to maintain,” said Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of drafting and computer aided design. “This annual activity allows us to closely examine our drafting and design program in many areas, such as curriculum, faculty background, employment placement of graduates and classroom capabilities, to name a few. Earning recertification is a very detailed process, and our department can take pride in this continued accomplishment.”

Schools are certified for one-year periods; Penn College’s certification will remain in effect through Aug. 31, 2010. 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.

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 U.S. Department of Education, as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

For more information about the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies at Penn College, visit online or call 570-327-4520.

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