Wood Science Technology - Product Design and Development Specialization

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Length:  A full-time student may complete this program in two years.

Purpose: The Wood Science Product Design and Development Specialization is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and foundational concepts necessary to design, engineer, and produce a product utilizing wood as a primary design medium and incorporating CAD/CAM/CNC technology. These skills include: critical thinking, project planning, managing creativity and design, form and function, product management through customer-focused innovation. Completion of this program will prepare the student for work in various positions in the manufacturing industry.

Occupational Objectives: The program is designed to provide participants the creative and practical skills to be gainfully employed in manufacturing, supervisory or management positions in the wood manufacturing industry.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements of the College.  All students who are not proficient in communication and computation skills will be required to correct deficiencies through developmental courses.

Program Description: The program includes four educational components: namely, general education, technical foundations, content skills and knowledge, and work-based learning.  The content skills and knowledge and work-based learning components are specific to wood science.

Program Requirements: To receive the AAS degree, the student must complete a minimum of 65 credits with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Please contact:

Gerald Sexton

434.797.5865

gsexton@dcc.vccs.edu

 

 

 

General Education

 

19 Crs.

ENG 111

 

College Composition I

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students may elect one of the following courses

 

HUM 165

 

Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture

3

PHI 100

 

Intro. To Philosophy

3

PHI 226

 

Social Ethics

3

REL 230

 

Religions of the World

3

HUM 246

 

Creative Thinking

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students may elect two of the following courses

 

PSY 126

 

Psychology for Business & Industry

3

PHI 115

 

Practical Reasoning

3

PSY 200

 

Principles of Psychology

3

ECO 120

 

Survey of Economics

3

ECO 201

 

Principles of Economics I

3

PSY 230

 

Developmental Psychology

3

SOC 200

 

Principles of Sociology

3

 

 

 

 

MTH 103

 

Applied Technical Mathematics I

3

 

 

or

 

MTH 163

 

Pre-calculus I

3

 

 

 

 

HLT 116

 

Personal Wellness

3

SDV 100

 

College Success Skills

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Foundations

19 Crs.

CAD 200

 

Survey of Computer Aided Drafting

3

 

 

 

 

ITE 115

ITE 115L

 

Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

or

3

1

ART 130

 

Introduction to Multimedia

4

CAD 233

 

Computer Aided Drafting III

3

 

 

 

 

IND 181

 

World Class Manufacturing

or

3

BUS 165

 

Small Business Management

3

 

 

 

 

ENG 115

 

Technical Writing

3

IND 137

 

Teamwork and Problem Solving

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content, Skills and Knowledge

21 Crs.

IND 161

 

Product Design and Development I

5

IND 162

 

Product Design and Development II

5

ARC 131

IND 163

 

Materials and Methods of Construction I

Manufacturing Applications and Design I

3

3

FUR 298

 

Seminar & Projects

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work-based Learning

6 Crs.

 

 

 

 

IND 190

IND 290

 

Coordinated Internship

Coordinated Internship

3

3

 

 

 

 

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Technical Studies –

Wood Science Technology - Product Design and Development Specialization……………………………………65

Student Outcomes

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