Student Handbook

Programs at a Glance

Preparatory Program

All preparatory programs are designed to prepare persons for employment in specific or closely related occupations. Full-time continuing programs are offered on a thirty-hour per week basis. The part-time continuing programs are offered on a less than full-time basis. Instructional units are designed as a guide to assist the instructor in developing an individualized program for each student. The instructor will adjust the number of hours that a student spends working in the instructional units according to the student's ability.

Campus Training

Training at Tennessee College of Applied Technology allows the student to have the ability to network, make professional contacts, and communicate with classmates, instructors, and faculty and staff.

The educational programs offered at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology are competency-based and most are open entry/exit. Instruction is individualized, and learning is self-paced.

Program offerings are listed alphabetically, with a brief description of program content, training schedule and award levels. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website.

Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees serve as a liaison between the school, business, and industry. Each full-time preparatory program offered by the institution has an advisory committee. Decisions on curriculum, equipment, instructional methods, and technology are made after considering the advice and recommendations made by advisory committee members.

General Advisory Committee

Tennessee College of Applied Technology utilizes a General Advisory Committee to advise the campus as a whole and is comprised of representatives from the following:

Chamber/ Business Member
Community Member
County Mayor
K-12 Member
Public Member

Non-preparatory Supplemental Programs

All non-preparatory supplemental programs are designed to assist employed workers to improve or upgrade skills and increase technical knowledge necessary to present employment or to acquire new skills and knowledge for a higher level of employment. Special interest courses may be offered as demands warrant by the public.

Special Industry Training Programs

Special industrial programs are offered to business and industry upon their request. These classes are conducted by instructors at the school or at the place of the enrollees' employment. When the need arises, specialized and intensified courses may be developed to meet specific requirements of industry. School administration may be contacted for more information. These courses do not qualify for Title IV financial aid.

Notice of Disclaimer

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology provides the opportunity for students to increase their knowledge by providing programs through faculty who, in the opinion of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, are trained and qualified for teaching at the post-secondary level. However, the acquisition of the knowledge by any student is contingent upon the student's desire to learn and his/her application of appropriate study techniques to any course program. As a result, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology does not warrant or represent that any student who completes a course or program of study will necessarily acquire any specific knowledge or skills or will be able to successfully pass or complete a specific examination for any course, degree or license.

Program Listing

For a full listing of programs, information about graduation rates, placement rates, and other important information.

View the Current Program Listing