Generally, Technical Design is a graphic communications program. Those students considering enrollment in advanced programs requiring graphic communication skills such as architecture, engineering, or design, can consider this program as a way to develop core skills, graphic communication skills, and portfolios necessary to be accepted into and be successful and competitive in university bachelors and masters programs. Students should refer to the Certificates of Recognition for their particular area of interest as a guide to which classes are recommended for specific transfer programs. They should also meet with a Technical Design advisor to discuss their strengths and weaknesses and to tailor a program to their particular needs and goals.
The Associate in Technical Design Degree is not transferrable to most bachelor programs. Students who intend to major in Technical Design at a four-year institution should follow the distribution requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree. Students considering transferring to other colleges or universities should verify their transfer requirements before finalizing their education plan.