Gainful Employment Program Disclosure - Mechanical/Manufacturing CAD

OPEID: 01043901
PROGRAM: Mechanical/Manufacturing CAD
CIP: 47.9999
PROGRAM LEVEL: Undergraduate Certificate
Downloadable Disclosure (Adobe PDF, requires Adobe Reader)

Occupational Information

O*NET Occupational Profile:
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters

Areas of Employment: Those who complete this certificate can work as technicians in the quality assurance, engineering graphics, design, production, maintenance, warehousing, and distribution areas.

Potential Job Titles: Technician, Entry-level CAD Drafter, Designer, or Operator, CAD/CAM Specialist, Machinist

2010-2011 Entire Program Costs

In-State | Out-Of-State | E-Rate Schedule of Fees

  • In-State Tuition And Fees: $2,527
  • Books And Supplies: $811
  • Room and Board: Southwest Does Not Offer On-Campus Housing
  • Loans: Southwest Does Not Participate in Student Loan Programs


  • Program Length: 2 semester(s)
  • Number of Students Completing between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: 16
  • On Time Completion Rate: 31%

2010 In-Field Job Placement Rate*: 100%

2010 Overall Job Placement Rate*: 100%

* Based on the State of Tennessee job placement rate calculation:

  • Includes graduates from spring, summer, and fall terms within a calendar year surveyed through June 30 of the following year.
  • Students who continued their education, were in the military, not employed due to medical or family reasons, or participating in volunteer work are exempted
  • N/A indicates that there were no graduates to be placed