The North Dakota College of Science (NDSCS), in Wahpeton, N.D.,
has announced it will offer an associate of applied science degree
in architectural drafting and estimating this fall that students
can complete entirely through Internet-based delivery.
Internet-based instruction is flexible and interactive, according
to Margaret Wall, director of distance education at NDSCS. Some
faculty utilize presentation with voice files added, while others
encourage threaded discussions that allow learners to join topics
at their convenience. Some teachers use streaming video with distributed
notes, graphics and photos. Curriculum elements include residential
drafting and detailing, structural design, construction methods
and materials and estimating.
"Internet-based education allows a student who is place-bound
and time-restricted an opportunity to pursue a college degree
via the World Wide Web from the convenience of home," said
Wall. "Innovative teaching methods take architectural drafting
and other outstanding programs from NDSCS to learners across the
United States and beyond."
Associate degrees are transferable to nearly all four-year colleges
and universities. Graduates who elect to enter the workforce have
options that include drafting for contractors, component manufacturers,
architects or engineers, estimating, construction materials sales
and project management.
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