Are you creative and like working with computers? Would you like to learn to create two- and three-dimensional graphics? Why not work doing something you enjoy? Technical drafting and animation careers are an excellent choice!
Napa Valley College's DDGT program is a comprehensive, four-semester program. Upon completion, a student is 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 graphics fields.
Coursework includes the latest release of the AutoCAD drafting program, Inventor (3d mechanical design), 3DS Max Design (animation), Revit (architectural drafting) Dreamweaver (website design), and Adobe Photoshop (image editing).
The DDGT program lab is also an Autodesk 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.
As a graduate in Digital Design and Graphics, you'll be ready to start your career in mechanical or architectural drafting and design, or technical illustration using 3D rendering programs.Career Opportunities
People with college training (A.S. degree) in drafting-related programs, supplemented with some experience, will have the best choices of industry positions. Bay area entry-level salaries average $40,000 per year. Experienced employees may earn $90,000 per year.Program Options
For specific courses and requirements, consult an NVC catalog, the program coordinator, a counselor, or the NVC website.
Digital Design Graphics Technology Program Level Outcomes and Curriculum Mapping
50 units (minimum grade of C in all courses). Consult the NVC catalog or website for specific courses.A.S. Degree
The A.S. Degree requires 61 units (minimum grade point average 2.0, minimum grade of C in all courses required for the major). Students must take all courses required for the certificate and 29 general education units. Students must consult with the program coordinatorTransfer
NVC's program also provides a foundation for transfer to a four-year college. Consult the catalog of your choice and get help with specific requirements from an NVC counselor.Instructional MaterialsNote:
In addition to NVC Enrollment Fees, students may pay other DDGT specific fees.
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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 Dr. Craig Alimo, Director of Equity & Inclusivity (Phone: 707-256-7364, Room 1330B). The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott, Dean, Library & Learning Resource Center (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).