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DIGITAL DESIGN GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY
Napa Valley College • Bldg. 3900
Gary Strommen Program Coordinator
(707) 256-7526Contact Gary Strommen Facebook  Instagram
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DIGITAL DESIGN GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY
Napa Valley College • Bldg. 3900
Gary Strommen Program Coordinator
(707) 256-7526Contact Gary Strommen Facebook Instagram
DIGITAL DESIGN GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY
Napa Valley College • Bldg. 3900
Gary Strommen Program Coordinator
(707) 256-7526Contact Gary Strommen Facebook Instagram
Degrees and Certificates

The DDGT program currently offers the A.S. Degree and three Certificates of Achievement:

     DDGT A.S. Degree
     DDGT Certificate of Achievement
     Architectural Drafting and Design Certificate of Achievement
     Mechanical Drafting and Design Certificate of Achievement

     Napa Valley College Online Catalog
     Petition Local Skills Certificate of Achievement

All DDGT courses include an Autodesk Certificate of Achievement:
DDGT110 Technical Drawing Fundamentals - AutoCAD Fundamentals
DDGT120 Digital Design Graphics Technology 1 - AutoCAD Fundamentals
DDGT121 Digital Design Graphics Technology 2 - Inventor Intro to 3D Modeling
DDGT130 Introduction to 3D Printing - Fusion 360
DDGT230 Digital Architecture Drafting and Design 1 - Revit Fundamentals
DDGT231 Digital Architecture Drafting and Design 2 - Revit BIM Management: Template and Family Creation AND Revit Conceptual Design and Visualization
DDGT240 Digital Design Graphics Technology 3 - 3ds Max Fundamentals
DDGT241 Digital Design Graphics Technology 4 - AutoCAD Advanced



60 Units

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.

Required Courses:
DDGT 120 Digital Design Graphics Technology 1            (7 units)
DDGT 121 Digital Design Graphics Technology 2            (7 units)
DDGT 230 Digital Architectural Drafting and Design 1     (5 units)
DDGT 240 Digital Design Graphics Technology 3            (7 units)
DDGT 241 Digital Design Graphics Technology 4            (7 units)
ENGL 120 Reading and Composition 1                          (4 units)
MACH 100 Machine Shop Practice                                 (3 units)
PHYS 110 Descriptive Physics                                      (3 units)
PHYS 111 Descriptive Physics Laboratory                      (1 unit)
TECH 92 Technical Mathematics 1                                 (3 units)
TECH 107 Technical Mathematics 2                               (3 units)

Notes:
- All courses required to complete the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.

- Physical Education: Students must complete HELH-106 or 3 units of physical education.

- Humanities and Multicultural/Gender Studies Electives: ANTH-150, FILM-110, HUMA-101, HUMA-151, and HUMA-186 will double count for the NVC GE requirements in Area C Humanities and Area E Multicultural/Gender Studies.

- Humanities Electives: ARTH-106, ARTH-118, ARTS-100, ENGL-123, FILM-100, HUMA-185, PHIL-121, PHIL-131, and PHOT-120 will count for the NVC GE requirement in Area C Humanities only.

- Multicultural/Gender Studies: HIST-145, PHOT-182, PSYC-128, and SPCOM-126 will count for the NVC GE requirement in Area E Multicultural/Gender Studies only.

- Social and Behavioral Science Electives: ANTH-121, ANTH-150, CFS-140, HIST-145, PSYC-128, and SPCOM-126 will double count for the NVC GE requirements in Area E Multicultural/Gender Studies and Area B Social and Behavioral Science.

- Social and Behavioral Science: ENGI-110 will count for the NVC GE requirement in Area B Social and Behavioral Science only.

- DDGT230 is only offered once every two years (every other Fall). You should plan on taking this course as it is available to complete the AS Degree in two years. If you plan on taking DDGT-230 in the Fall of your first year, DDGT-120 and DDGT-230 should be your priority and you can take TECH-92 and / or ENGL-120 in a later semester. If you plan on taking DDGT-230 in the Fall of your second year, DDGT-240 and DDGT-230 should be your priority.

Costs:
- Tuition for the A.S. Degree is $2,820 ($47 a unit x 60 units)
- DDGT lab fees for the A.S. Degree is $700
- Additional course fees (outside of DDGT) not included here.

DDGT A.S. Degree Napa Valley Colleg Online Catalog

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50 Units

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.

Required Courses:
DDGT 120 Digital Design Graphics Technology 1            (7 units)
DDGT 121 Digital Design Graphics Technology 2            (7 units)
DDGT 230 Digital Architectural Drafting and Design 1     (5 units)
DDGT 240 Digital Design Graphics Technology 3            (7 units)
DDGT 241 Digital Design Graphics Technology 4            (7 units)
ENGL 120 Reading and Composition 1                          (4 units)
MACH 100 Machine Shop Practice                                 (3 units)
PHYS 110 Descriptive Physics                                      (3 units)
PHYS 111 Descriptive Physics Laboratory                      (1 unit)
TECH 92 Technical Mathematics 1                                 (3 units)
TECH 107 Technical Mathematics 2                               (3 units)

Note:
- The software taught and utilized in this program may be subject to change to reflect current industry standards.

Costs:
- Tuition for the DDGT Certificate of Achievement is $2,350 ($47 a unit x 50 units)
- DDGT lab fees for the DDGT Certificate of Achievement is $700
- Additional course fees (outside of DDGT) not included here.

DDGT Certificates of Achievement Napa Valley Colleg Online Catalog

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17 Units

This certificate will help students prepare for a future in architectural drafting and design as an entry level architectural drafter in the residential and commercial building industry using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and will prepare students for continuation in the Digital Design Graphics Technology Program. Upon successful completion of the required classes for the Architectural Drafting and Design Certificate, students will be prepared for employment in Architecture, Construction and Engineering Fields as Drafting Technicians, Designers, Building Information Modeling (BIM) Coordinators, or BIM Technicians. Students will have the ability to communicate successfully using industry standards and terminology and successfully create 2D drawing sets based off of 3D Building Information Models using the latest release of the Autodesk Revit Architecture software. Students will have the ability to communicate successfully using industry standards and terminology and successfully create 2D and 3D drawing sets using the latest release of the Autodesk AutoCAD software.

Required Courses:
DDGT120 Digital Design Graphics Technology 1             (7 units)
DDGT230 Digital Architectural Drafting and Design 1      (5 units)
DDGT231 Digital Architectural Drafting and Design 2      (5 units)

Notes:
- DDGT 120 is not a prerequisite for DDGT 230 or 231 and can be taken independently.

- DDGT 230 and 231 must be taken sequentially.

- The software taught and utilized in this program may be subject to change to reflect current industry standards.

Costs:
- Tuition for the Architectural Drafting and Design Certificate of Achievement is $799 ($47 a unit x 17 units)
- DDGT lab fees for the Architectural Drafting and Design Certificate of Achievement is $420

DDGT Certificates of Achievement Napa Valley Colleg Online Catalog

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17 Units

This certificate will help students prepare for a future in mechanical drafting and design as an entry level mechanical drafter and will prepare students for continuation in the Digital Design Graphics Technology Program. Upon successful completion of the required classes for the Mechanical Drafting and Design Certificate, students will be prepared for employment in entry level mechanical drafting, design, and related fields. Students will have the ability to communicate successfully using industry standards and terminology. Students will be able to create detailed 2D drawing plans based off of 3D models and create physical 3D printed prototypes using the latest release of the Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor, and Fusion 360 software.

Required Courses:
DDGT130 Introduction to 3D Printing                   (3 units)
DDGT120 Digital Design Graphics Technology 1     (7 units)
DDGT121 Digital Design Graphics Technology 2     (7 units)

Notes:
- DDGT 130 can be taken independently of DDGT 120 and 121.

- DDGT 120 and 121 to be taken sequentially.

- The software taught and utilized in this program may be subject to change to reflect current industry standards.

Costs:
- Tuition for the Mechanical Drafting and Design Certificate of Achievement is $799 ($47 a unit x 17 units)
- DDGT lab fees for the Mechanical Drafting and Design Certificate of Achievement is $579

DDGT Certificates of Achievement Napa Valley Colleg Online Catalog

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