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Overview | TCAT Dickson

College of Applied Technology at Dickson

Main Campus:

740 Highway 46
Dickson, Tennessee 37055


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Dickson is located in Local Workforce Investment Area 8, which includes Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner and Williamson counties. The purpose of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Dickson is to provide instruction whereby individuals may be trained or retrained for employment, and to upgrade skills and knowledge of employed workers. It is also the intent that each program will assist the student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, understanding, and attitudes, which contribute to proficiency and competency in his or her chosen field.

The college fulfills this purpose by providing training through four types of programs:

  1. Full-Time Preparatory Programs are designed to prepare persons for employment in specific or closely related occupations. These programs are offered on a six-hour per day basis. The length of programs can vary depending upon the requirements of the occupation.
  2. Part-Time Preparatory Programs are designed to prepare persons for employment in specific or closely related occupations. The part-time preparatory program is offered on less than full-time basis. Length of training ranges from a few months to four years depending upon the entrance requirements of the occupation. Part-time is classified as any hours less than 30 per week.
  3. Supplemental Programs are designed to assist employed workers to improve or upgrade skills and increase technical knowledge necessary for present employment or to acquire new skills and knowledge for a higher level of employment. The length of supplementary courses varies from two to several weeks. Content of the courses is determined by the specific needs of the members of the class. Time and frequency of meetings are arranged according to the convenience of the group for which the class is organized.
  4. Special Industry and Public Service Programs are offered to business and industry upon their request. These classes can be conducted in the school or place of employment of the class members. Specialized and intensified courses to meet specific requirements of industry may be offered when the need arises.
TCAT Dickson does not currently offer online programs for postsecondary students.