Computer Aided Design Technology

About

The mission of the Computer Aided Design Technology (CAD) Program is to teach individuals the correct procedures, skills and attitudes necessary to become successfully employed in today’s modern technological field of CAD; to upgrade or update skills, procedures and attitudes of students presently employed; and to retrain displaced workers. The goal is to teach modern engineering, industrial, and architectural practices to the student so that he/she may become a qualified draftsperson. Students learn to develop clear, complete, and accurate working detail drawings using rough sketches, specifications, codes, and software. The basic program provides instruction in drafting techniques, sketching, lettering, CAD, solid modeling, and 3D printing. Students become skilled in the utilization of equipment used in industry. After completion of the basic program, specializations are offered in Architectural, Civil, Structural or Mechanical Drafting.

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,027.28

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Assistant Drafter432Certificate
Detail Drafter864Certificate
Civil Drafter1728Diploma
Drafting and CAD Technician1728Diploma
Mechanical Drafter1728Diploma
Residential Architectural Drafter1728Diploma
Structural Drafter1728Diploma

Campus Locations

TCAT Hohenwald Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Job Duties

Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 1,130

Current job openings per year: 120

Certifications

AutoDesk Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Associate
ADDA Certified Drafter
NC3 Cert Additive Manufacturing
AutoDesk Certified Revit User

Instructors

Christina Hammond Picture
Christina Hammond
931-796-5351

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