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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 Recruiter
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748
Phone: 865-882-6703 Fax: 865-882-5038

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. 

Certified Nursing Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant program is a part-time program. Class schedules are created each term for evening part-time delivery. Please contact Andy Sammons, (865) 882-6703, for scheduling information.

· Students must be at least 16 years of age

· Students must be able to pass a physical, pass a background check, and pass a drug screen.

· Additional vaccination requirements include: TB skin test and Hepatitis B series.

· Student must posses a current  Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certification (CPR certification) through American Heart Association.

Welding Technology

Students enrolling in the evening class at the Loudon County Instructional Service Center attend 20 hours a week and register for 288 hours a term. Their approximate length of program is 4.5 terms. Tuition and fees for 288 hours is $1196.00

Total Program Cost for Welding at the Loudon County Instructional Service Center is $5691.00

Practical Nursing

Before You Apply, You Need to Know This:

  • You must pass the HESI admission exam before you may apply.
  • Deliver your completed application packet to the Student Services Department at TCAT-Harriman as soon as possible. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 7: 30 am - 4:00 pm.
  • Applicants must be capable of passing a physical examination by a licensed physician or other approved health care professional.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen and national background check. Applicants will be notified by the school when these must be conducted .
  • Applicants must be able to pass a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR) class and obtain a certification card.
  • Applicants must be able to provide an immunization record to both the Student Services office and the Nursing department..

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Industrial Maintenance Technology

Supplemental training certificates may be given for specialized industry training. The individual training programs will determine supplemental certificate requirements.

Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

Students enrolling in the evening class at the Loudon County Instructional Service Center attend 20 hours a week and register for 288 hours a term. Their approximate length of program is 7.5 terms. Tuition for 288 hours is S1096.00

Total Program Cost for DPET at the Loudon County Instructional Service Center is $8882.00

**Complete cost of tools not included in total program cost.