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Admissions

How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
    1. Some programs of study require additional application documents. Download, complete and submit any required documents listed under the programs of study below
  3. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  4. Request official transcripts of education from high school, high-school equivalency or other colleges and universities
    1. High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office

    2. College and University transcripts are available at the institution's records office

    3. Official GED and HiSET requests can be obtained at https://www.diplomasender.com for the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming

    4. If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The website for NACES can be found at: www.naces.org. We will need the English translated version of your transcripts to complete admissions requirements

  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, if applying for financial aid (this is required for TN Promise scholarship and the Wilder Naifeh grant)

Student Services Office – Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-546-5567    Fax: 865-971-4474
admissions@tcatknoxville.edu

How to Apply to Part Time and Supplemental Classes

Please see the brochures at the link below for program admission requirements, tuition cost, and class schedule dates.

REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 27 at 8:30 am for SUMMER PART-TIME CLASSES

 

General Admission Requirements

  • Program enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis by date of completed application. (A completed application includes all items required for enrollment.)
  • Persons seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. For full-time programs, the applicant must declare an occupational objective and demonstrate reasonable potential for achieving that objective.
  • All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.

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Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Dental Assisting

All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements

Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is www.fafsa.ed.gov  and our school code is 004025

  • Complete the Application for Enrollment form online at https://apply.tbr.edu/?tcat=knoxville
  • Provide current CPR card certification from American Heart Association in BLS for Healthcare Providers which covers basic life support in infant, child, adult, choking and AED.
  • Provide official, sealed high school transcript or quivalent
    IMPORTANT: If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at www.naces.org for more information.
  • Take and  the HESI Exam.
    ACT EXEMPTION – If you are under the age of 21 and have scored a 19 or above on BOTH the Reading and Math sections of the ACT (Not the composite score) you do not have to take the HESI. You must bring in your test results with a photo ID. A score of 19 or above in both sections is required.

Manicuring

All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application.
  • Provide an official copy in a sealed envelope of one of the following:
    • A High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma transcript with a score of at least 450 with no score less than 410 in any area
    • A high school transcript with proof of completion of at least the 10th grade with 12 high school credits
  • Provide one of the following for proof of age:
    • A copy of your Driver's License
    • A copy of your birth certificate
    • A high school transcript with the birth date listed
  • Provide a copy of your Social Security Card.
  • Provide one of the following for a recent photograph.
    • A copy of your driver’s license/Photo ID
    • A snapshot that has been signed, dated, and notarized

Cosmetology Instructor Training

All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application.
  • Provide an official copy in a sealed envelope of a high school transcript or equivalent.
    • Provide a copy of Cosmetology License that shows 3 years in the field of Cosmetology
    • Provide one of the following for proof of age:
      • A copy of your Driver's License
      • A copy of your birth certificate
      • A high school transcript with the birth date listed
    • Provide a copy of your Social Security Card.
    • Provide one of the following for a recent photograph.
      • A copy of your driver’s license/Photo ID
      • A snapshot that has been signed, dated, and notarized

    Nursing Aide

    Steps to Enroll:

    To enroll in the Nursing Assistant course you will need to bring $438 in tuition and fill out a registration card.  ALL applicants must also provide the following by the first day of class:

    •  A background check from TrueScreen.  The Background check can NOT come from the Police Department! 
    • A ten panel urine drug screen from any laboratory, physician’s office or clinic. 
    • A physical Examination.
    • An immunization record showing proof of antibody titer from a health care provider. The  immunizations necessary are as follows: Measles, mumps, ruella or positive titer, Hepatitis series (series may be started, compoleted or declined), Tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray with negative results (mandatory yearly requirement), 2 varicella vaccines or documented history of the disease (mandatory), and seasonal flu vaccine (mandatory annual requirement each year during October).

     You must register in person and registration is first come, first serve.  The total estimated program cost will be around $716 and will include books, supplies, tuition, uniforms, and your state board exam.

    Applicants cannot be on the Abuse Registry.  This includes but is not limited to theft and abuse.

    Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to enroll in this class.

     

    Spring & Summer  2018 Schedule (Registration will begin March 26 for summer classes)

    Program Days Time Dates
    Day Mar 29 M-F 8 am – 3 pm Apr 3 – Apr 26
    Day May 1 M-F 8 am – 3 pm May 1 – May 24
    Day May 25 M-F 8 am – 3 pm May 25 – June 20
    Day July 9 M-F 8 am – 3 pm July 9 – Aug 1
    Day Aug 2 M-F 8 am – 3 pm Aug 2 – Aug 27
    Night Jun 4 M-Th 5:30 pm – 9 pm Jun 4 – Aug 15

    *For each of the evening classes, clinical will be scheduled for a weekend class during day shift hours

    ** Dates changed due to inclement weather

    Collision Repair Technology

    Truck Driving

    All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application
    • Complete a Department of Transportation Physical (DOT Physical)—A DOT physical examination must be conducted by a licensed “medical examiner”. To schedule this you may contact your primary care provider to schedule an appointment but be sure you request a DOT physical since it is specific to the industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) form called the Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination is used for the DOT physical and does evaluate if an individual is physically qualified to drive a motor vehicle. In some cases a Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Examination may be required with the DOT physical. For more information please refer to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
    • Provide copy of your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) for last three years. The MVR is an official copy of your driving record and can be obtained at a Driver Service Station.
    • Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency
    • Provide copy of valid drivers license

    Obtain CDL Permit (before the start of class cost is $15)- Applicants may be placed on the waiting list before obtaining their permits. All truck driving applicants must have their CDL permit before they are allowed to start the program. The CDL Permit is obtained by taking and passing the general knowledge test at full-service driver service centers throughout the state.

    Note: applicants must be at least 21 years of age by Truck Driving program start date.

    Program Start Date End Date Training Days
    Sept 5 Oct 27 37
    Oct 30 Dec 21 37
    Jan 3 Feb 24 37
    Feb 27 April 26 37
    May 1 June 21 37
    July 9 Aug 28 37
    Sept 4 Oct 26 37
    Oct 29 Dec 21 37

    Pipefitting and Plumbing Technology

    Surgical Technology

    All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application by the deadline date.

    Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is www.fafsa.ed.gov  and our school code is 004025

    • Complete the Application for Enrollment online at https://apply.tbr.edu/?tcat=knoxville
    • Provide copy of official, sealed high school transcript or equivalent
      IMPORTANT: If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at www.naces.org  for more information.
    • Take and the HESI Exam.
      ACT EXEMPTION – If you are under the age of 21 and have scored a 19 or above on BOTH the Reading and Math sections of the ACT (Not the composite score) you do not have to take the HESI. You must bring in your test results with a photo ID. A score of 19 or above in both sections is required.
    • Provide current CPR card certification from American Heart Association in BLS for Healthcare Providers which covers basic life support in infant, child, adult, choking and AED.
    • Provide any documentation for Points System.
    Trimester Application Deadline
    Spring 2018
    Feb 2018 class
    October 20, 2017
    Fall 2018
    Sept 2018 class
    June 8, 2018

     

    Medical Assisting

    Medical Assistant program starts one time a year each September and admission is on a point system.
    Trimester: Fall 2017
    Application Deadline: 07/13/2018
    All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application
    • Complete Application for Enrollment online at https://apply.tbr.edu/?tcat=knoxville
    • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is www.fafsa.ed.gov  and our school code is 004025
    • Provide official, sealed high school transcript or quivalent
      IMPORTANT: If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at www.naces.org  for more information.
    • Take and the HESI Exam.
      ACT EXEMPTION – If you are under the age of 21 and have scored a 19 or above on BOTH the Reading and Math sections of the ACT (Not the composite score) you do not have to take the HESI. You must bring in your test results with a photo ID. A score of 19 or above in both sections is required.
    • Provide current CPR card certification from American Heart Association in BLS for Healthcare Providers which covers basic life support in infant, child, adult, choking and AED.

    Medical Office Information Technology

    Industrial Electricity

    Welding Technology

    Practical Nursing

    Practical Nursing program starts three times a year each January, May, and September. Admission is based on a point system determined by the applicants submitted documents.
    All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application by the deadline date.
    Trimester Application Deadline
    Summer 2018 3/08/2018
    Fall 2018 7/19/2018
    • Complete the Application for Enrollment form online at https://apply.tbr.edu/?tcat=knoxville
    • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is www.fafsa.ed.gov and our school code is 004025
    • Provide copy of official, sealed high school transcript or equivalent
      IMPORTANT: If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at www.naces.org for more information.
    • Declaration of Citizenship: Provide the completed and notarized Declaration of Citizenship form as required by the Tennessee Department of Health. This form must be the original, notarized document.
    • Take and pass the HESI Exam. Exam is over Math, Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking the cost is $34.00. Passing scores are 50 in math and 70 in reading
      ACT EXEMPTION – If you are under the age of 21 and have scored a 19 or above on BOTH the Reading and Math sections of the ACT (Not the composite score) you do not have to take the HESI. You must bring in your test results with a photo ID. A score of 19 or above in both sections is required.
    • Provide current CPR card certification from American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR which covers basic life support in infant, child, adult, choking and AED.
    • Documentation for Points System.

    Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics

    Machine Tool Technology

    Heating, Ventiliation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

    Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

    Cosmetology

    All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application.
    • Complete Application for Enrollment online at https://apply.tbr.edu/?tcat=knoxville
    • Provide Proof of Completed FAFSA
    • Provide an official copy in a sealed envelope of one of the following:
      • A High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma transcript with a score of at least 450 with no score less than 410 in any area
      • A high school transcript with proof of completion of at least the 10th grade with 12 high school credits
    • Provide one of the following for proof of age:
      • A copy of your Driver's License
      • A copy of your birth certificate
      • A high school transcript with the birth date listed
    • Provide a copy of your Social Security Card.
    • Provide one of the following for a recent photograph.

    Computer Information Technology

    Automotive Technology

    Administrative Office Technology