The purpose of this program is to develop a computer-aided design (CAD) technologist proficient with design practices from concept to completion. Students will gain a wide range of competencies including basic sketching; two-dimensional manual drawing techniques; drafting standards; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; and advanced three-dimensional parametric modeling, all while using state of the art computer-aided design software and project-based additive manufacturing with 3D printers. Students also gain the necessary practice of soft skills to become a skilled professional in their career field.
Unsure about studying engineering at a university? This course will introduce prospective engineering students to experience in CAD and additive manufacturing in an environment similar to that of an engineering design office while gaining marketable skills during the learning process. This offers the undecided student a valuable decision making tool prior to making a substantial financial commitment to a traditional university.
Please note, the CAD Class does not offer instruction in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Web Design, or Gaming Design.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 1,270
Current job openings per year: 130