The purpose of this program is to develop a computer-aided design (CAD) technologist familiar with design practices from concept to finish. This is accomplished by assigning students project based learning problems in design and drafting that are aligned with local industry. Instructor guidance is maintained and teamwork is promoted among the students until the project is completed. Students gain a wide range of competencies including basic sketching techniques using the manual drafting equipment, two-dimensional drafting standards, advanced three-dimensional modeling on state of the art computer-aided design software, additive manufacturing with 3D printers as well as presentation and illustration of ideas. Students also gain the necessary practice of soft skills to become a skilled professional in their career.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
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1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 1,710
Current job openings per year: 20