TCAT Knoxville has one graduation ceremony each August, celebrating all the graduates that have graduated from the program that year.
2023 Graduation Ceremony Date and Time: August 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Location: Knoxville Civic Auditorium
500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915
Registration for this year's graduation ceremony is due by June 16, 2023 at 5:00pm. Late registrations will not be accepted.
TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville will pay for 1 cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover. You will receive notification of the date to pick up your supplies. The diploma cover will be retained for dispersement during the graduation ceremony.
If you are a member of the following organizations, you have the option of ordering graduation regalia (cords, medals, stoles, or tassels). Please click the image to be open a new browser window with their respective stores:
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career & technical education. Thousands of schools and colleges are affiliated with the Society. Member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today's highly competitive workplace. Please visit https://www.nths.org/ for more details.
SOAR - Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition Awards
The SOAR program is a statewide program that includes all 27 TCATs. The program was developed to select a student to serve as an ambassador for technical education in Tennessee. This program includes extensive nomination, application, and interview processes at the local, regional and state levels to determine the state-wide winner.
SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America's high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work -- high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
Your Campus Chapter: To find your campus chapter, visit the SkillsUSA Tennessee State Association. Students participate in various activities throughout the year including leadership training, community service, and competition.
Mission: SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.
National Membership: More than 300,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA has served more than 9.9 million members.
Partners: In 2009, more than 16,600 teachers and school administrators served as professional SkillsUSA members and instructors. More than 1,100 business, industry, and labor sponsors actively support SkillsUSA at the national level through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities. Many more work directly with state associations and local chapters.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the premier voice for the student body. Through SGA, students are able to get opinions heard, changes made, and ideas implemented to help make a difference on campus.
At SGA, students are the first priority and members constantly work to improve campus life and make the college a great place for students. Members also help implement activities at the school and keep classmates informed of calendar events, organizations, and competitions to help encourage and maintain campus enthusiasm.
To participate in the SGA, contact: