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The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.

Computer-Assisted Design Technology Academic Certificate

Our Computer-Assister Design Technology academic certificate program will teach you how to assist design professionals in architecture, engineering and construction. Upon completing this program, you will know how to translate ideas, sketches and technical information into complete, accurate drawings needed to make buildings, structures or products, as well as how to create renderings and animations or other three-dimensional simulations. This program is perfect for first-time students, current workers desiring more training and those with a background in related technical fields, such as documentation drafters and technicians.

Degree Options

Upon receiving your academic certificate, you may enter the workforce right away, or your courses may be applied to the Computer-Assisted Design Technology associate's degree program at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college.

Career Options

  • Drafter
  • Design technician
  • Architecture, engineering or construction design assistant


View the College Catalog for More Information