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Digital Design Graphics Technology

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Digital Design Graphics Technology
This is a comprehensive four-semester program that enables a student to be employable as an entry level design drafter and three-dimensional (3D) artist with the versatility to work in a wide range of drafting and 3D graphic fields.  The Digital Design Graphics Technology program is also an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) which ensures that students are always taught on the most current releases of the various Autodesk software programs used in their coursework.

No prerequisites are required, although students are advised to complete TECH 92, 107; MACH 100; PHYS 110, 111, in the first year of the program.  ENGL 120 should be completed during the second year.

The courses required to complete the major are: DDGT 120, 121, 230, 240, 241; ENGL 120; MACH 100; PHYS 110, 111; TECH 92, 107.

Note to students:  You must petition for graduation in by October of your third semester (while you are enrolled in DDGT 240).


For General Certificate (Certificate of Achievement), the following classes are required:

   
Certificate of Achievement
Units
Cost Per Class
DDGT 120
7
$322
DDGT 121
7
$322
DDGT 230
6
$276
DDGT 240
7
$322
DDGT 241
7
$322
ENGL 120
4
$184
MACH 100
3
$138
PHYS 110
3
$138
PHYS 111
1
$46
TECH 92
3
$138
TECH 107
3
$138
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Total:  
50
$2392
For A.S. Degree, these additional classes are required:

   
A.S. Degree
Units
Cost Per Class
ELECTIVE
3
$138
HUMANITIES
3
$138
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
1
$46
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
1
$46
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
1
$46
SOCIAL SCIENCE
3
$138
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Total:  
12
$552
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Grand Total:  
62
$2898
Suggested class load for the A.S. Degree:
  
First Semester Units
DDGT 120 Digital Design Graphics Technology 17
TECH 92 Technical Math 13
MACH 100 Machine Shop Practice3
Physical Education*1

 14
 
Second Semester Units
DDGT 121 Digital Design Graphics Technology 27
TECH 107 Technical Math 23
PHYS 110 Descriptive Physics3
PHYS 111 Descriptive Physics Lab1
Physical Education*1

 15
 
Third Semester Units
DDGT 230 Digital Architectural Drafting
                  & Design - Residential
6
DDGT 240 Digital Design Graphics Technology 37
ENGL 120 Reading and Composition 14

 17
 
Fourth Semester Units
DDGT 241 Digital Design Graphics Technology 47
Social Science****3
Humanities***3
Physical Education*1
Elective**3

 17

* Students must complete HELH 106 or 3 units of physical education.
** Students must complete a minimum of 60 units of coursework to complete the degree program.
*** ANTH 150; DRAM 115; ENGL 217; HUMA 100, 101, 151, 174, 186 will double count for the A.S. Degree requirements in Multicultural/Gender Studies and Humanities.
**** ANTH 121, 180; CFS 140, 180; HIST 145, 150, 152; PSYC 128; SPEE 126 will double count for the A.S. Degree requirements in Multicultural/Gender Studies and Social Science.

Options
1.Certificate Program: Students will be awarded a certificate in Digital Design Graphics Technology upon satisfactory completion of TECH 92, 107; DDGT 120, 121, 230, 240, 241; ENGL 120; MACH 100; PHYS 110, 111.
2. A.S. Degree: All courses as listed.  All courses required to complete the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.  Consultation with the Program Coordinator is required.
3. Transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution:  Consult the catalog of the college or university of your choice and a Napa Valley College counselor for specific requirements.
4. Advanced Study: DDGT 199

Gainful Employment Program Disclosures
Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog.  The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Laura Ecklin (Phone: 707-256-7105, Room 1544B).  The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone:  707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).