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Construction phase starts on new TCAT

$45.4 million state-of-the-art facility


The new TCAT-Shelbyville center has a construction completion date of late 2025. American Constructors Inc. of Brentwood was recently awarded the construction contract and Bauer Askew Architecture of Nashville is the project’s design firm.The project at 2905 Highway 231 North includes two new state-of-the-art buildings:

A two-story academic building will house general academic classrooms, student services, administrative offices, a student commons and eatery, and a multi-use atrium space on the main floor.

The second floor will include more general classrooms, faculty office suites, labs for the college’s nursing, computer-aided design (CAD) technology, and office technology programs, and related support spaces.                                                 

A one-story industrial workshop building that will include eight classroom and skills labs for the college’s automotive technology, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR), industrial electricity, industrial maintenance, machine tool technology, and welding technology programs, and related support spaces.

The design enables future expansion of the two initial structures, plus additional buildings as needed on the 20-acre site, as TCAT Shelbyville expands its program offerings and to accommodate classes and programs offered by partnering colleges and universities.                                 

   “TCAT Shelbyville already has an excellent reputation for the quality of our career and technical education programs. Our faculty and staff look forward to the new state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment that will help our students achieve even greater levels of success,” said TCAT Shelbyville President Jimmy L. Wright.