The Tennessee College of Applied Technology operates on a year-round basis dismissing only for observance of legal holidays, teacher in-service, breaks between terms, and student vacation days. Full-time preparatory classes are scheduled five days a week for six hours a day.
The calendar for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville is based on three equal trimesters that include a minimum of 216 instructional days. The three trimesters are:
Fall: September, October, November, December
Spring: January, February, March, April
Summer: May, June, July, August
432 hours = 1 trimester
864 hours = 2 trimesters
1,296 hours = 3 trimesters
1,728 hours = 4 trimesters
2,160 hours = 5 trimesters
The college may extend the ending dates of periods of instruction at any time prior to or during the academic year due to emergencies beyond the reasonable control of the school, including severe weather, loss of utilities, or orders by governing agencies.