Computer Graphic Technology
The Computer Graphic Technology (CGT) program leads to the Associate of Applied Science. 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, 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:
- 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 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Be able to read, understand, create, edit, and plot engineering drawing.
- 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.