Welcome to TCAT - Knoxville

Letter from the Director

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville. The faculty and I are pleased that you have chosen to pursue your education here. We will strive to provide you with a learning environment that is challenging, yet supportive of your personal interests and needs. We want you to succeed while you are here, and equally important, we want to prepare you for your life and the world of work.

You will find our faculty, staff, and administration ready to help you through your college experience in any way that we can. I am sure that you will find that the small class sizes and personalized instruction will make this journey meaningful and enjoyable. This, coupled with an emphasis on building competencies through hands-on experience, will better prepare you to "hit the ground running" when you gain employment following graduation.

Our high placement rates are a direct result of the quality of instruction coupled with the relationship that we enjoy with our many business and industry partners. We’re proud of the fact that 84% of our grads are placed in the field of study, 80% completion rate and 98% Licensure Pass Rate.

With our credit transfer program, your education doesn’t have to stop when you graduate. You’ll always have the option to advance in your career and expand your education by transferring your TCATK diploma to area community colleges.

Again, we thank you for being part of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville community!


Dwight Murphy
Director, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation. The TBR is the governing board for this system, which is comprised of six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six colleges of applied technology. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.

Tennessee Board of Regents
1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 350
Nashville, TN 37217-2833

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Tennessee Board of Regents
1415 Murfreesboro Road, Sui


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville is accredited by The Council on Occupational Education.

The Council on Occupational Education (COE), originally founded in 1971 as a regional accrediting agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is the successor to the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COEI). In 1995, the Council became a national accrediting agency. In 2006, the Council celebrated its 35th year of assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education. The Council's accreditation process is conducted on behalf of more than 181,000 students across the nation who pursue careers in a variety of technical fields.

All Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology hold membership in the accrediting commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and are accredited by this agency. 

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300 Suite 325
 Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3968

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