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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Associate of Applied Science in Technical Modeling Design

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Articulates with CAD for Manufacturing undergraduate certificate, the Bachelor of Science degree in Animation Game Design and more

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Modeling Design prepares students for entry-level positions as technical illustrators, drafter/designer technicians in business and computer animation and game design industries, as well as in the field of multimedia development. Computer-aided design (CAD) is used throughout the program for computer modeling and multimedia development.

The degree program articulates with the CAD for Manufacturing undergraduate certificate, the Bachelor of Science degree in Animation Game Design, and other select bachelor's degrees at Kent State.

Program Structure

  • 60 minimum total credit hours
  • About 21 courses

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate entry-level skills in technical writing and programming
  • Demonstrate comprehensive skills in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and solid modeling as applied to complex computer-aided design technology
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities with real-world cases
  • Collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Demonstrate an ability for effective oral, graphic, and written communication
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning

Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents, and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

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Important Dates


Classes Begin

Fall 2022 Semester


Fall Break

Fall Break


Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester


Link to required courses can be found at the link below.


All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.


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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State/International*
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$302.50 lower division
$354.50 upper division
$907.50 lower division
$1,063.50 upper division
Approximate Cost: $13,300 $312.50 lower division
$364.50 upper division
$937.50 lower division
$1,093.50 upper division
Approximate Cost: $14,000

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Attention Regional Campus Students: There is an additional $162.10 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $111.45 per credit hour for upper division fully online regional campus courses. This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Business programs.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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