Day Programs

Picture of Administrative Office Technology - Clarksville and Dickson

Administrative Office Technology (formerly Business Systems Technology) program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in today's computerized office. Students are offered an opportunity to experience extensive hands-on training with up-to-date office equipment and computer software.  Students also receive course work  in math, English, filing, office procedures, and work simulations. Upon enrollment students select an area of concentration from the following areas:  Accounting, Administrative Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant.

Please click this link (http://youtu.be/cErDYfkdS5U) for a video about the Administrative Office Technology program. The address and phone numbers referenced are for our Clarksville Extension Campus, but the program information is the same.

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Picture of Automotive Technology - Clarksville and Dickson

The aim of this course is to provide trainees with a thorough understanding of the methods of servicing and repairing automotive vehicles.  Trainees are taught to use the proper factory approved methods of servicing, repairing, and maintaining vehicles. Training includes learning to make proper diagnosis using test equipment, hand tools, special equipment, precision measuring tools, and service manuals and specifications.

Training in automotive technology is designed to give students skills and technical knowledge  which will prepare them for entrance into the automotive field.  Units of instruction include training in the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program, math, and the eight areas of A.S.E. certification: engines, electrical systems, climate control, engine performance, brakes, chassis, powertrains and transmissions.

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Picture of Computer Information Technology - Clarksville and Dickson

This program is designed to provide students with first hand knowledge of the software, hardware, and operations of personal computers used in business and industry today.  Many aspects of the personal computer including how it works, how data is processed, and how to apply the functions to solutions on the job are explored in the CIT training.  The program consists of studies in the major operating systems, diagnostics, plus configuration of computers and their related peripheral devices.

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Picture of Cosmetology - Clarksville and Dickson

Personal beauty service is recognized as a necessity by most people today, and performance of this service can be satisfactory rendered only by operators who possess the skills and knowledge of the trade and who are adept at social courtesies.  A state license is required for the practice of beauty culture, and a formal examination must be passed before this license can be obtained. State registration is required for trainees who, by their registration, become apprentices for the required 1500 clock hours of study of physiology, chemistry, math, and other technical information pertaining to the trade.  The laboratory and classroom work is supplemented by training and practical experience in accepted practices relative to the hair, scalp, skin, and nails.

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Picture of Dental Assistant - Dickson

The Dental Assistant program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson is one year in length (1296 hours).  The program consists of organized class instruction, laboratory and clinical practice, and clinical rotations in dental offices.  The class meets Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Dental Assistant students study a wide array of subjects including radiology, dental materials, anatomy, physiology, chair-side assisting, oral pathology and dental specialties.  During the third semester of the program, students are assigned to dental offices for clinical externships.

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Picture of Diesel Powered Equipment Technology - Dickson - Coming to Clarksville in Spring 2016

The Diesel Powered Equipment training program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Dickson has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Tennessee College of Applied Technology Diesel Powered Equipment program has been accredited in the following areas: Diesel Engines, Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Suspension and Steering, Drive Trains, Preventive Maintenance, and Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning. We are opening another Diesel program at our Clarksville campus in Spring 2016.

The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program provides practical experience in the repair and maintenance of diesel powered equipment. Students receive instruction in troubleshooting, engine analysis, disassembling engines replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc. The program mission is to provide technical instructional and skill development to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians. The length of the entire course is 20 months or 2160 clock hours. The actual time for completion may vary between students.

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Picture of Digital Graphics Design - Clarksville and Dickson

The Digital Graphics Design program is designed to meet the growing need for layout professionals who excel in typography, color theory, print and webpage layout, digital illustration, photography and image editing.

You will use state-of-the-art software (Adobe Creative Cloud) to create digital illustrations, photo-realistic images, and multi-page documents. This course will prepare you to present portfolios and other multimedia presentations. You will learn to create mock-ups and collaborate with clients and other designers.

A graphic design career requires creativity and a desire to constantly improve. You will need to be able to listen carefully to the ideas of others and use your training to make those ideas tangible. You will nedd to push past the first brilliant idea (which is something you have probably seen before) and keep working until you have something truly original. Multiple revisions and tight deadlines are a way of life in this career. Digital graphic design will provide you with a sense of history, the basic building blocks of art and design, and the professional tools that employers expect designers to master. Day classes are offered on a full-time basis. 

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Picture of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrig - Clarksville and Dickson

Classroom and shop learning experiences include theory, application, and service of air  conditioning and refrigeration equipment.  Included are print reading, basic electronics,  pneumatics, math, programmable controllers, refrigerant containment certification (EPA  Certification), and heat pump technology.  Upon completion, students are prepared to enter jobs as service technicians in a variety of domestic, industrial, and commercial settings.

Both the Dickson and Clarksville programs have been accredited by the HVAC Excellence program.

For national information about occupational opportunities, please click here and you'll be taken to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

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Picture of Industrial Maintenance/Electricity - Clarksville and Dickson

This program includes classroom and “hands-on” experience in electronics, electrical,  pneumatics, hydraulics, motor controls, programmable controllers, robotics, machine shop,  and related math.  Students completing this program are prepared to perform at entry level  in a typical industrial environment.

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Picture of Machine Tool Technology - Clarksville and Dickson

The work of machine tool operators, machinists, tool and die makers, industrial maintenance  personnel and those in related occupations requires skill in machining metal by such machine  tools as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, CNC milling machines, EDM  machines and the ability to use precision measuring tools. The course in machine shop is designed to give students experience on a variety of machine  tools similar to those on which they will work after graduation.  Instruction is given in related  blueprint reading and mathematics, precision measuring, and such basic metallurgy as properties of metals, their workable characteristics, best treatment of metals, and relative hardness.

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Picture of Mechatronics - Clarksville and Dickson

The Mechatronics technician ensures all components of a manufacturing operation that includes mechanics, electronics, control engineering and computing are working properly. Mechatronics may alternately be called electromechanical systems or control and automation engineering/technician. Because Mechatronics combines training in two existing fields - Industrial Maintenance and Machine Tool Technology - the technician must know how to repair and troubleshoot a variety of systems.

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Picture of Pharmacy Technician - Clarksville

BEGINNING FALL 2015 -- This one-year program will prepare students to work as pharmacy technicians in wholesale or retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals or other healthcare settings. Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacy math, pharmacology, top drugs, law and ethics, third-party reimbursement, keyboarding and job preparation. Supervised clinical training is also provided. Students who complete the program will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

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Picture of Practical Nursing - Ashland City, Clarksville, Dickson and Franklin

The student practical nurse studies basic nursing skills and such related subjects as body  structure and function in wellness and illness, nutrition, pharmacology, obstetrics, and  psychology.  The clinical experience provides supervised nursing care of medical, surgical,  obstetric, and pediatric patients. Both classroom work and clinical experiences are such that upon completion of the course,  the graduate is eligible for written examination by the State Board of Nursing.  Licensed  practical nurses, who have passed their examination, usually work under the supervision of  the registered nurse, physician, or dentist.

TCAT Dickson does not have a Nursing Assistant program. Students who withdraw before completing the entire Practical Nursing diploma are eligible to receive a Nursing Assistant certificate if all first trimester work is completed and passed. A Nursing Assistant graduate then must pass the state licensure test.

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Technology Foundations helps in achieving an acceptable level of proficiency in the basic skills necessary for success in the student's chosen occupational area. 

Full-time students enrolled at the college will complete the Technology Foundations assessment tests and will attend the college’s Technology Foundations Lab until any deficiencies are corrected (except health related students who complete another test). Students attend Technology Foundations in conjunction with their regular programs.

Picture of Welding/Pipefitting Technology - Clarksville and Dickson

Students will learn the various basic and advanced welding/pipefitting techniques that are common in the industries: Shielded Metal, Gas Metal, Gas Tungsten and Flux Cored Arc Welding, cutting techniques, grinding, metal preparation, symbols and blueprint reading, metalurgy, layout, fabrication, pipe/valves/fitting installation, power tools, and measurement techniques.

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  http://www.tcatdickson.edu/consumerinfo/?program=dickson/Gedt-1217