About the TCAT //

The College


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville main campus is located at:

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Extension Campus at Anderson County Higher Education Center
220 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716

Instructional Service Center at Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804

Instructional Service Center at Oak Ridge High School
1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 3783

Instructional Service Center at Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center
2731 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
Friendsville, TN 37737

For more information, email admissions@tcatknoxville.edu or contact the student services department at 865-546-5567.


Campus History

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville was established in 1963 by enactment of the General Assembly as part of a statewide system of 26 schools whose purpose is to provide work specific training to prepare citizens for employment. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville designs and offers programs that are responsive to local business and industry needs. The College was operated by the Knoxville City School System under contract with the Tennessee Board of Education from 1966 to 1984 when the operation of the College was assumed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Our College is one of 37 institutions in the Board of Regents System, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation with an enrollment of over 200,000 students. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board of 6 universities, 13 community colleges, and 24 TCAT’s.

The faculty and staff of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville believe that technical education should provide a well-balanced program of study that includes academic knowledge, skills, work experience, and development of attitudes needed by the individual to obtain employment, to compete in the global economy, and to be competitive in the workplace.

It is the Tennessee College of Applied Technology’s vision to serve as the principal provider of skilled workforce development in our service area and to enhance the quality of life for the individual Tennessee citizen, his or her family and the local community. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville is committed to providing quality technical education that will enable business and industry in the school’s service area to be more productive and globally competitive.