Applying to a TCAT
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Review the programs of study and any program-specific admission requirements.
Complete the FAFSA to apply for the Pell grant, TN Promise scholarship, the TN Reconnect and the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant.
College Preview Days are held once a month at 9:00 a.m. Future students will learn more about TCAT and the following:
*Admission to the College
*Financial Aid including items needed for filing the FAFSA
*Tour College Campus
*Meet TCAT faculty
*Meet community resources
Contact us today for upcoming dates. Please call 931-484-7502 ext. 125 or 127.
Student Services Office
910 Miller Ave
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 931-484-7502 Fax: 931-456-1362
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.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program.
All of the below documents must be submitted together with the general requirements to accept your application.
Complete Application for Enrollment online at tcatcrossville.edu
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
Provide one of the following for proof of age:
A copy of your Driver's License
A copy of your birth certificate
A high school transcript with the birth date listed
Provide a copy of your Social Security Card.
Provide one of the following for a recent photograph.
A copy of your driver’s license/Photo ID
A snapshot that has been signed, dated, and notarized
Diesel Powered Equipment Technology
Students admitted to the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program must have a valid driver’s license prior to admission.
All students that attend school will have to register with the Clearinghouse before they can take their drug test/participate in the driving part of the class.
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 the applicant’s name is placed on the application list.Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. An appointment is made for the applicant to attend a General Information Session. During this session, applicants will complete orientation (both for program and college admissions)and meet financial aid. The Surgical Technology Application Packet is the same as for any TCAT program with one exception. The current, passing HESI scores must be included in the packet.
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.
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 (special education diploma does not qualify)
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. Once the completed application packet is submitted, an appointment is made for the applicant to attend a general information session. During this session, applicants will complete orientation (both program and admissions).
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 final interviews are complete.
For more information regarding the practical nursing program, please contact 931-484-7502 ext. 125.
Admission to the Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology programs is open to all adults who meet the following criteria for enrollment:
1. Pass an entrance test.
2. Submit application packet during designated time. The application packets include Application (submit on-line) for Enrollment, high school (special education will not qualify) or high school equivalency transcript and immunization record with proof of 2 mmr (if born after 1957) and 2 varicella (if born after 1980) or exemptions. Also, nursing applicants must furnish three letters of recommendation, current physical, and additional immunizations which include hepatitis B series, current TB skin test and tetanus.
3. Participate in a General Information Session.
4. Furnish additional documents to include background check, proof of immunization, flu vaccine (clinical sight requirement), and physical examination. Surgical Tech and Practical Nursing students must pass a physical exam prior to the first day of class.
5. Interview with instructors upon request.
Warning! Prior convictions or probations may prevent clinical placement (a requirement of completion of the program) and gainful employment.
Industrial Maintenance & Electrical Systems
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
New students enroll every month as space is available
Administrative Office Technology
New students enroll every month as space is available.