For related EDT programs, see Related Programs Listing .
G3 Eligible Program: The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. For more information, visit www.nr.edu/g3.
Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college coursework considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
The career studies certificate in Engineering Design Technology is designed to provide an entry-level set of design skills that will allow the graduate to compete for basic entry-level CAD positions within or outside their current industry. Completion of this career studies certificate will provide students with basic industry design standards required by the ADDA (American Design Drafting Association) to pass the AD (Apprentice Drafting Exam).