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Major at Penn College Receives Industry Recertification

The American Design Drafting Association recently recertified Pennsylvania College of Technology’s engineering CAD technology major.

The associate-degree major prepares students for mechanical and engineering drafting positions in manufacturing- and engineering-based industries using advanced 2-D and 3-D CAD applications. Graduates also can continue their education in the college’s engineering design technology baccalaureate major.

“This recertification by the ADDA is an important credential for our program, and we are proud that we have maintained it since 1997,” said Katherine A. Walker, assistant professor of engineering design technology. “The ADDA stamp of approval helps ensure our program is the best it can be for students.”

Established in 1948, ADDA is the oldest design-drafting association in the world. Its annual recertification process requires the engineering design technology department to closely examine several aspects of the major, including the curriculum, faculty background, employment placement of graduates and classroom capabilities.

“It is programs such as yours that assure competent design and drafting professionals for the future,” wrote the ADDA in its reclassification letter to the college. “The association’s certification program and the commitment to excellence it represents provide a quality assurance program, which benefits both education and industry.”

To learn more about the college’s engineering design technology majors and other degrees offered by the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

For more about Penn College, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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