TCAT-Harriman Main Campus
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748
TCAT-Harriman’s Loudon County Instructional Service Center
4380 Harrison Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771
In 1969, sixteen acres of land were deeded to the State, the Roane County Court committed $100,000 in construction funds, and on April 14, 1969, Governor Ellington announced that a State Area Vocational-Technical School would be built in Roane County. Construction was completed on October 1, 1970, and the first students were enrolled November 30, 1970. Classes were filled to capacity and waiting lists for enrollment were established on a first-come, first-served basis. The first student graduated in 1971 with a certificate in drafting.
Jackie Jackson served through September 1971, as the first administrator for the school. Farrell Kennedy served as Director through June 2001. Mark Powers was appointed Director July 2001, and served through October 2008. Danice Turpin began serving as Director November 2008. The school officially changed its name to from Tennessee Technology Center-Harriman to Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman July 2013.
In 1973, the Center was initially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has continued accreditation over 40 years with the Council on Occupational Education.
The College has 64,673 gross square feet with 46,000 square feet devoted to classroom and laboratory use. The remaining footage is utilized as corridors, restrooms, and storage.
With the economy and the face of business and industry constantly changing, demand is high for a qualified and skilled workforce in Tennessee. Tennessee College of Applied Technology Harriman is proud to be a key provider of state-of-art training for business and industry in and around the Roane County area. Our mission is to provide high quality technical training to prepare individuals for lasting and rewarding employment, lifelong learning, and to upgrade skills of employed workers.
Sometimes companies need to train their employees on new job skills. We call this Customized Industry Training. It combines the “individual” training needs of a business or industry with our institutions ability to create, customize and implement a “job specific” training program that meets those needs. Some examples of courses are: Forklift Training, Welding, Programmable Logic Controllers, Machinist, Electrical Apprenticeship, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Microsoft Office programs, SCBA, Certified Nursing Assistant and Basic Skills. Companies have found this particular type of partnership greatly reduces training expenses, decreases the time required to train and retrain existing employees and promotes greater productivity.