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State Tech’s Design Drafting awarded certification

The Design Drafting Technology program at State Tech Technical College was recently awarded curriculum certification from the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) with a Design Drafter Classification.


The academic program has met the requirements set forth by the association and has the authority to promote the Design Drafting Technology program as an ADDA certified program at the Design Drafter level.


“It is programs such as State Tech’s that assure competent design and drafting professionals for the future,” said Floyd McWilliams, ADDA President.





Design Drafting Instructor Ken Niekamp assists a student during a drafting class.








 For nearly fifty years, State Technical College of Missouri has been enrolling students in the Design Drafting Technology program. Since 1964, over 1100 students have graduated from the program. Graduates of the program are qualified to work as industrial and architectural designers, engineering technicians, cost estimators and sales technicians.


ADDA Curriculum Certification acknowledges the standards established and approved by the ADDA, and supported by related organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the International Code Council, the American Society of Testing Materials, Association of Career and Technical Educators, and many others. 



With more than 35 academic programs, State Technical College of Missouri is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission to prepare students for profitable employment and a life of learning. 


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