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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
910 Miller Ave
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 931-484-7502   Fax: 931-456-1362
cindy.lowe@tcatcrossville.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. 

Electronics Technology

New Students enroll every month as space is available. An average grade of C or better must be maintained to remain enrolled.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle

New students enroll every month as space is available. An average grade of C or better must be maintained to remain enrolled. SPECIAL NOTICE:  Based on industry requirements, students should hold a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.  Normally, employers will only hire technicians who hold a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.

 

Surgical Technology

Application Procedure

The Surgical Technology program is offered once a year starting in July.  Application Packets may be submitted throughout the year.  Once the completed Application Packet is submitted, an appointment is made for the applicant to attend a Pre-Enrollment Session.  During this session, applicants will tour the TCAT campus, discuss costs and financial aid, talk with the instructor and talk with a counselor.  At this point, the applicant’s name is placed on the Application List.  Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis.The Surgical Technology Application Packet is the same as for any TCAT program with one exception.  The current, passing Compass scores must be included in the Packet. 

The Surgical Technology Application Packet consists of:
Application for Enrollment
Copy of high school or GED transcript
Copy of Immunization Record for measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, Hepatitis B series, and TB skin test
Copy of current HESI scores (scores are current if the test was taken within two years of the first day of class)
Physical examination form
Additional Documentation
Additional Documentation must be presented prior to enrolling in the program. 
Complete the background check during the mandatory General Information Session
Participate in a personal interview with the instructor
Pass a physical exam prior to first day of class
Update remaining immunizations to required standards

Warning!  Prior convictions or probations may prevent clinical placement ( a requirement of completion of the program) and gainful employement.

Collision Repair Technology

New students enroll every month as space is available. An average grade of C or better must be maintained to remain enrolled. SPECIAL NOTICE:  Based on industry requirements, students should hold a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.  Normally, employers will only hire technicians who hold a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.

Building Construction Technology

New students enroll every month as space is available. An average grade of C or better must be maintained.

Practical Nursing

The application procedure for this program is very strict.  It begins with registering to take the HESI entrance test.  Failure to pass the test or complete any application step on the specified schedule may result in disqualification.  Admission is open to all adults who complete the following:

Submit a completed application packet which includes:

Application for Enrollment

Copy of high school or GED transcript

Proof of Immunization for MMR and Varicella

Copy of current passing HESI scores

The applicant’s name will appear on the admission list on a first come, first served basis.  Names will appear on the admission list  AFTER the completed application packet is submitted and a pre-enrollment session is attended.  Once the completed application packet is submitted, an appointment is made for the applicant to attend a pre-enrollment session.  During this session, applicants will tour the TCAT campus, discuss costs and financial aid, talk with the instructor/coordinator and talk with a success coordinator.

A mandatory General Information Session will be held for all applicants wishing to start a practical nursing class. This information session includes discussions led by the nursing coordinator and financial aid coordinator.  Applicants will receive information regarding additional documentation required before starting school; costs sheets for books, equipment and supplies; and information regarding financial aid.  This is a great time to ask questions.  Admission lists will appear on the website after this meeting.  This program admits 40 students.

Students interested in the modified class are encouraged to submit their completed application packet and attend their pre-enrollment session as soon as possible so that their name will appear on the admission list.  The General Information Session(GIS) will be scheduled on a different date closer to the start of the modified program and there will be different deadlines to submit additional documentation.

For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact Cindy Lowe at 931-484-7502.

PN  ST Physical Examination

PN Letter of Recommendation

Industrial Maintenance

The full-time Industrial Maintenance day students meet 30 hours per week Monday –Friday 7:45am to 2:15pm 

The full-time Industrial Maintenance evening students meet 1pm to 9pm Monday through Thursday.  To accommodate those who work first shift jobs, part-time modified students may attend 4:30pm to 9:00pm Monday through Thursday.  These students attend 16 hours per week which makes them eligible to apply for financial aid. 

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration

New students enroll every month as space is available. An average grade of C or better must be maintained to remain enrolled.

Computer Information Technology

New students enroll every month as space is available

Automotive Technology

New students enroll every month as space is available

Administrative Office Technology

New students enroll every month as space is available.