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

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

To complete admissions for the Dental Assisting program applicants must submit all general admissions requirements and Dental Assisting program specific requirements to be considered. Acceptance into this program is based on a first-come-first-serve system based on completion date of all documentation. Completion of admissions does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

General Admissions Requirements submitted to:
Student Services at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • 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 www.tcatknoxville.edu and select APPLY NOW.
  • Provide 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.

Dental Assisting Program Specific Admission submitted to:
Judith Walker at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • Student must be 18 years of age by the start of class.
  • 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.
  • Take and pass the HESI Exam. Exam covers Math and Reading Comprehension and the cost is $34.00. Passing scores are 50 in math and 70 in reading exam.

According to CDC guidelines, you may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and infectious materials while in this program.

Manicuring

  • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is www.fafsa.ed.gov and our school code is 004025.
  • Complete TCAT Knoxville Application for Enrollment online by selecting Apply Now.
  • Provide an official sealed educational transcripts from either a high school with proof of completion of at least the 10th grade with 12 high school credits or an official High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma transcript with a score of at least 450 with no score less than 410 in any area.
    • 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.
  • 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.

Nursing Aide

Steps to Enroll:

To enroll in the Nursing Assistant course you will need to bring $449 in tuition and fill out a registration card.  ALL applicants must also provide the following to Ms. Yvonne Blair by the second week 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 $868 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  2018 and Spring 2019 Schedule (Registration will begin November 26 for spring classes)

Program Days Time Dates
Day November 26 M-F

8:00 am – 3 pm

Nov 26 – Dec 19
Day January 3 M-TH 8:00 am – 2:30 pm January 3 - February 5
Day February 8 M-TH 8:00 am – 2:30 pm February 8 - March 25
Day March 26 M-TH 8:00 am – 2:30 pm March 26 - April 29
Night February 11 M-TH 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm February 11 - April 18

*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 a copy of valid Class A Permit.
  • Provide a copy of valid drivers license

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

Program Start Date End Date Training Days
July 9 Aug 28 37
Sept 4 Oct 26 37
Oct 29 Dec 21 37
Jan 3, 2019 Feb 26, 2019 37
May 1, 2019 June 24, 2019 37
Sept 3, 2019 Oct 24, 2019 37
Oct 25, 2019 Dec 20, 2019 37

Pipefitting and Plumbing Technology

Surgical Technology

To complete admissions for Surgical Technology program applicants must submit all general admissions requirements, Surgical Technology program specific requirements, and documents for points by the published deadline to be considered. Acceptance is competitive based on a point system.

General Admissions Requirements submitted to:
 Student Services at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • 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 by selecting Apply Now.
  • Provide an official high school transcript or equivalent (a special education diploma will not qualify.) Transcripts can be sent either by mail, carried in the original sealed envelope, or electronically from the educational institution directly to TCAT Knoxville to the email admissions@tcatknoxville.edu .
    IMPORTANT: If you have foreign transcripts you will need to submit an English translated version of your transcript and an education evaluation both must obtained through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at www.naces.org for more information.
  • Take and pass the HESI Exam. Exam is over Math and Reading Comprehension the cost is $34.00. Passing scores are 50 in math and reading score of 70. Applicants are responsible for submitting a copy of their HESI scores with their application because scores are not automatically linked with other application documents on the date of their exam.

Surgical Technology Program Specific Requirements submitted to: Zane Lauderdale at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919 or Zane.Lauderdale@tcatknoxville.edu

  • Student must be 18 years of age by the start of class

  • 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
Fall 2019 (Sept 2019 class) June 6, 2019

Spring 2020 (Feb 2020 class)

October 17, 2019

According to CDC guidelines, you may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and infectious materials while in this program.

Medical Assisting

Application Deadline: 07/13/2019

To complete admissions for the Medical Assisting program applicants must submit all general admissions and Medical Assisting program specific requirements including documents for points by the published deadline to be considered. Acceptance is competitive based on a point system. Completion of admissions does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

General Admissions Requirements submitted to:
Student Services at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • 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 www.tcatknoxville.edu and select APPLY NOW.
  • Provide 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.

Medical Assisting Program Specific Admission & documents for points submit to: Christina Nagy by email: christina.nagy@tcatknoxville.edu or address:1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • Student must be 18 years of age by the start of class.
  • 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.
  • Take and pass the HESI Exam. Exam covers Math and Reading Comprehension and the cost is $34.00. Passing scores are 50 in math and 70 in reading exam.
  • Documentation for points listed on Medical Assisting point system page

Medical Office Information Technology

Industrial Electricity

Welding Technology

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program starts three times a year each January, May, and September.

To complete admissions for Practical Nursing program applicants must submit all general admissions requirements, Practical Nursing program specific requirements, and documents for points by the published deadline to be considered. Acceptance is competitive based on a point system.

Trimester Application Deadline
Spring 2019 10/25/2018
Summer 2019 2/28/2019
Fall 2019 6/27/2019

General Admission Requirements submitted to:
Student Services at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • Complete the Application for Enrollment form online by selecting Apply Now.
  • 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 submit an English translated version of your transcript and an education evaluation both must obtained through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at www.naces.org for more information.
  • Take and pass the HESI Exam. Exam is over Math and Reading Comprehension the cost is $34.00. Passing scores are 50 in math and 70 in reading. Applicants are responsible for submitting a copy of their HESI scores with their application because scores are not automatically linked with other application documents on the date of their exam.
     

Practical Nursing Program Specific Requirements submitted to:
Zane Lauderdale at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919 or Zane.Lauderdale@tcatknoxville.edu

  • Student must be 18 years of age by the start of class
  • Declaration of Citizenship: Provide the original completed and notarized Declaration of Citizenship. Applicants who are not US citizens must designate their qualified alien status by circling a “qualified alien” category in section 7 on the citizenship form. They must also submit copies of two unexpired supporting identification documents from the list of “documentation of identity and immigration status as determined by the US Homeland Security.
  • 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.
  • Provide documentation of MMR and Varicella immunizations.
  • Submit three (3) letters of Recommendation from professionals with the contact information of the professional in the letter.

  • Documentation for Points System. 

 

According to CDC guidelines, you may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and infectious materials while in this program.

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 to complete your application.

  • Complete Application for Enrollment online
  • 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
      • 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.
  • 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.

Computer Information Technology

Automotive Technology

Administrative Office Technology