CCS has an unparalleled reputation for automotive design, and now we’re extending our expertise. Learn what it takes to make it on the road, in the sky or across the sea. Bring us your ideas; we’ll teach you what to do with them. You’ll leave CCS knowing how to sketch your concepts, use design and modeling software to advance them to the next level, and sell your concept to future employers through verbal and visual presentation skills. Our program will provide you with the intensive technical and creative training you need to thrive in any transportation industry.
What Sets Us Apart?
Our program finds the right fit for all types of design interests; we are not an auto-only program. Our students design all types of transportation, from boats and motorcycles to semitrucks and planes. This approach enables students to explore many areas of the transportation design industry and find their niche.
We are located in the country’s center for automotive design. With the Big Three auto companies just minutes away, students are taught by industry professionals and have countless opportunities for industry interaction.
CCS is well-known for our Transportation Design program. In fact, it was the first degree the College offered in 1962 and has since become world-renowned. With alumni working at every major automotive company around the world, and others working in the many different fields of transportation design, CCS has an unmatched reputation within the transportation design industry. Companies actively seek our graduates because they know they will be ready to work and contribute on day one.
2-D/3-D Visual Communications Skills
In the Transportation Design field, sketching is a necessity, and our rigorous visual communication classes teach students to draw objects, surfaces and different materials with a focus on perspective.
Our Transportation Design program attracts the top design students from around the world. These students help bring a global perspective to the classroom and share different experiences and backgrounds from all parts of the globe.
Representative Career Choices
Mass Transit Design
Several CCS students make the Shortlist for Car Design News ...
NASF and Polaris sponsored research project featured in Ride Apart ...
Annual exhibit helps jump-start the careers of many CCS students ...
Transportation Design students tour Viper plant with Ralph Gilles ...
WardsAuto announces winner of this years interior design competition ...
American Iron and Steel
Bayer Material Science
Black & Decker
Design A Storz
East Cape Canoes
Hagie Manufacturing Company
Hayashi of America
Honda R&D, Tokyo
Michelin North America
Pratt & Miller Engineering
Procter & Gamble
U.S. Marine Corps.
Visteon Design Office
Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center
Whirlpool Kitchen Aid
Yazaki North America