Fulltime Programs

Picture of Automotive Technology

This course is designed to prepare the student for a career in today's high tech automotive repair industry. The units of instruction are broken down into the same areas used by ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence). 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 these vehicles.

Picture of Cosmetology & Cosmetology Instructor

The Cosmetology program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern allows students to earn the 1,500 State mandated hours necessary to earn licensure as a Cosmetologist.  The Cosmetology Instructor course is 300 State mandated hours and allows Cosmetologists with three years experience the opportunity to earn a certificate as a Cosmetology Instructor.  Cosmetology and Cosmetology Instructor hours are entered into State Cosmetology system and the graduate must complete a State written examination and a practical examination.    

Picture of Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

The mission of Diesel Powered Equipment Technol­ogy Program is to train individuals for employment as diesel service technicians and mechanics.  Also known as bus and truck mechanics and diesel en­gine specialists, the individuals repair and maintain the diesel engines that power transportation equip­ment

Picture of Drafting & CAD Technology

This program includes instruction in basic drafting with the student choosing emphasis in either Architectural or Mechanical drafting. Drafting and CAD Technology offers certificates as well as a diploma in the area of choice. Computer Aided Design is incorporated into both areas of concentration where trainees learn to create accurate and complete drawings using techniques such as red-line drafting.

Picture of Electronics Technology

The Electronics Technology program, at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Newbern, is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of electronics related businesses, such as computer maintenance, medical electronics, office and business machine repair, and the communications industry.

Picture of HVAC/R

HVAC Technicians work on cooling and heating equipment used in commercial and residential buildings. They install and repair equipment ranging in size from small window air conditioners to large central systems. When installing new equipment, the technicians put the motor compressors and other components in place following blueprints and design specifications. The technician connects all pipes, refrigerant lines, ducts, and electrical power sources.

Picture of Industrial Maintenance

Trainees learn the fundamentals of electricity and electronics which provide the foundation for advanced training in electric motor controls, automated machine control circuits, conveyors, pumps, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, test equipment, production equipment (electrical, electronic, and mechanical), programmable controllers, automation and robotics. In the last phase of the course, students combine all their newly acquired skills in overall systemic troubleshooting and interfacing systems.

Picture of Injection Molding/Robotics

The Plastic Injection Molding/Robotics course is new to TCAT-Newbern.  This class was implemented to fill a void in qualified workers in the field of Plastic Injection Molding/Robotics.  The instructor for the class, Mr. Curtis Thompson, has a diverse background in this industry.  His passion for this career field is evident and will ensure all students are equipped with the knowledge and understanding prior to entering the workforce.  Below is a list of the course expectations. 

Picture of Machine Tool Technology

Almost every product made by American industry contains metal parts or is manufactured by machines made of metal parts. Many of these parts are cut to precise dimensions by machining workers who use a wide variety of machine tools. Over one million persons are employed as machinists, tool and die makers, instrument makers, machine tool operators, set-up and lay-out people.

Picture of Practical Nursing

A Practical Nurse cares for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospital, clinics, private homes, sanitariums, or similar institutions. Some skills required of a practical nurse are: taking a patient’s vital signs; preparing a patient for surgery, examination, or diagnostic testing; sterilizing, administering, and monitoring equipment like catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen supplier; assisting a patient with personal hygiene and nutrition; administering prescribed medication; and maintaining a clean and healthy patient environment. Upon successful completion of this course a student will be prepared for entrance into one of the many challenging and profitable areas of nursing, like home health, hospital, doctor’s clinic, or nursing home.

Picture of Truck Driving

This course is designed to provide classroom work, yard driving, and road driving experiences designed to meet the needs of the trucking industry. Students are taught to drive defensively and to have the knowledge necessary to operate the vehicle as well as abiding by all local, state and federal regulations.

Picture of Welding Technology

Our Welding Technology Program is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to acquire the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required for employment as a combination welder.  We accomplish this task through classroom instruction and practical welding exercises carried out in an industrial shop setting.  Welding Processes such as Flux Cored Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc and Shielded Metal Arc are covered in