Computer Graphic Technology

Degree Plans and More

Program Overview

Computer Graphics technology studentThe Computer Graphic Technology (CGT) leads to the associate of applied science degree. The program is divided into five different options - see links below. Students will need to select an option and follow the outline for the program. 

Students may work toward an associate of applied science degree, a technical certificate, or a certificate of proficiency. Technical certification courses are designed to train entry-level CGT workers and may be applied toward the degree program. Course credit may also be received through testing or demonstrated proficiency.  

The average yearly starting salary in the Fort Smith area is $32,000-38,000.

 

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in computer graphic technology through the creation of drawings and technical documentation using various design software.
  • Present individual and team computer graphic technology projects in order to share information with CGT classmates and industry professionals.
  • Use problem solving techniques to produce technical graphic documentation.
  • Apply job readiness and ethical decision-making skills necessary to meet the needs of prospective employers.
  • Demonstrate skill in drawing storage and data management when saving, accessing, and retrieving technical graphic documentation.

 

The Following Degree Options Are Available:

Architectural

 

  • Use current computer aided software to create and identify architectural symbols, views, plans, schedules, charts and specifications required to effectively communicate graphically with architects, engineers, and other building professionals.
  • Identify and explain information about construction drawings with building industry members, fellow employees, and the general public.
  • Create, edit and plot standard industry architectural drawings in both two- and three-dimensional software packages.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of construction terminology, basic building code elements, and laws pertaining to commercial building construction (including basic LEEDs and Americans with Disability Act typical requirements).

 Digital Design

  • Demonstrate competence in multiple forms of media including 3D Modeling, Animation, and Rendering.
  • Identify and showcase personal strengths while producing and maintaining a digital portfolio.
  • Be able to read and understand Technical Graphic Drawings to produce models in multiple file formats and software packages.

 General 

  1. Demonstrate skills in computer graphic technology through the creation of drawings and technical documentation using various design software.
  2. Present individual and team computer graphic technology projects in order to share information with CGT classmates and industry professionals.
  3. Use problem solving techniques to produce technical graphic documentation.

 GIS/GPS Mapping

  1. Explain and effectively apply the fundamental concepts and principles of Global Positioning Systems.
  2. Evaluate theoretical and technological foundations of GIS and effectively interpret and apply geographic information.
  3. Examine practical applications of GIS to support geographic inquiry and decision making.
  4. Utilize their hands-on experience with GPS equipment and GIS software.

  Mechanical
 

  • Be able to read, understand, create, edit, and plot engineering drawings.
  • Be able to produce computer-generated drawings which communicate the appropriate and necessary manufacturing details, standards, and specifications.
  • Be able to utilize the latest 2D and 3D parametric modeling software in order to create a wide variety of typical manufacturing drawings.
  • Be able to create models of objects using various methods such as 3D plotters, CNC machines, and other devices.

 

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Faculty

Dr. Kerrie Taber

Dr. Kerrie Taber

Interim Department Head

Kerrie.Taber@uafs.edu

Office:  Baldor Technology Center, Room 119A

Phone:  479-788-7707

Dr. Argie Nell Nichols

Dr. Argie Nell Nichols

Associate Professor

Argie.Nichols@uafs.edu

Office:  Baldor Technology Center, Room 203

Phone:  479-788-7705

Dr. M. Suzanne Horne

Dr. M. Suzanne Horne

Associate Professor

Suzanne.Horne@uafs.edu

Office:  Baldor Technology Center, Room 256

Phone:  479-788-7734

C Heath Cady

C Heath Cady

Assistant Professor

Heath.Cady@uafs.edu

Office:  Baldor Technology Center, Room 255

Phone:  479-788-7338

Derek Goodson

Derek Goodson

Assistant Professor

Derek.Goodson@uafs.edu

Office:  Baldor Technology Center, Room 237

Phone:  479-788-7337

Max Johnston

Max Johnston

Assistant Professor

Max.Johnston@uafs.edu

Office:  Baldor Technology Center, Room 254

Phone:  479-788-7706