Student Handbook

Governance, Accreditation, and Approvals


The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system consists of 40 institutions. TBR's 13 community Colleges, and 27 colleges of applied technology offer classes in almost all of Tennessee's 95 counties. The activities of the Tennessee Board of Regents System are coordinated with the Tennessee Higher Education System to achieve unity in the programs of higher education in Tennessee.

Tennessee Board of Regents
1 Bridgestone Park
Nashville, TN 37214
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology is an accredited higher education institution. An annual report of the school's progress is made each year for continuing accreditation and every six years the accreditation must be substantiated by another self-study and team visit. Tennessee College of Applied Technology is accredited by:

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone (Toll-Free): 800-917-2081
Fax: 770-396-3790

Veteran Training

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology programs may be approved for students to use their VA benefits. Please check the GI Bill® Comparison Tool for the list of currently approved programs at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. If your program is not listed, please contact the Student Services Office.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at 

Tennessee Boards Approval

Below are the programs that require additional programmatic accreditation or agency oversight.

Practical Nursing

Tennessee Board of Nursing
Department of Health
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37423


Tennessee Board of Cosmetology
Department of Commerce and Insurance
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Emergency Medical Technology Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Department of Health
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243

For more information on the institution's governance, accreditation, or approvals, visit the Office of the President.