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Admissions

How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Download and 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. Contact your physician and obtain your proof of vaccination letter
    1. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination
    2. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, must submit proof of varicella (chicken pox) vaccination
  4. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  5. 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 insitutiton'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

  6. 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. 

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 Assistant

    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 an official, sealed background check from the Sheriff's Office in the county in which they reside at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of class.  The Background check can NOT come from the Police Department!  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.

     

    Fall 2017 Schedule (Registration will begin July 31st)

    Program Days Time Dates
    Day Sept 5 M-F 8 am – 3 pm Sept 5 – Sept 28
    Day Sept 29 M-F 8 am – 3 pm Sept 29– Oct 26
    Day Oct 27 M-F 8 am – 3 pm Oct 27– Nov 21
    Day Nov 27 M-F 8 am – 3 pm Nov 27 – Dec 20
    Night Sept 18 M-TH 5:30 pm – 9 pm Sept 18– Nov 16
    Night Oct 9 M-TH 5:30 pm – 9 pm Oct 9 – Dec 11

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

    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.

    Pipefitting and Plumbing Technology

    Surgical Technology

    Surgical Technology program starts twice a year each September and spring midterm which is around February. Admission is based on a point system determined by the applicants submitted documents by the deadline date. We accept 20 students for each class.

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

    Trimester Application Submission Begins Application Deadline
    Fall 2017 January 4, 2017 May 25, 2017
    Spring 2018 May 30, 2017 October 20, 2017

     

    Medical Assistant

    Medical Assistant program starts one time a year each September and admission is on a point system effective January 1, 2017.
    Trimester: Fall 2017
    Application Deadline: 07/01/2017
    All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application

    Medical Office Information Technology

    Industrial Electricity

    Welding

    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 2017 3/02/2017
    Fall 2017 7/13/2017
    Spring 2018 10/26/2017
    • 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 $40.00.
    • 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

    Dental Assisting

    Dental Assistant program starts one time a year each September and admission is on a first come first serve basis
    All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application.

    Must be 18 years old by start of program

    Cosmetology

    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
    • If you are transferring hours from High School or another cosmetology program, you MUST turn in an OFFICIAL COPY of your RECORD OF COMPLETION from the Department of Commerce & Insurance to your instructor the first day of class.

    Computer Information Technology

    Automotive Technology

    Administrative Office Technology