Student Handbook

Academic Calendar


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology operates on a year-round basis dismissing only for observance of legal holidays, teacher in-service, breaks between terms, and student vacation days. Full-time preparatory classes are scheduled for 30 hours per week. In addition to full-time day classes, supplemental classes are offered each term.

Fall: September, October, November, December
Spring: January, February, March, April
Summer: May, June, July, August
  • 432 hours = 1 trimester
  • 864 hours = 2 trimesters
  • 1296 hours = 3 trimesters
  • 1728 hours = 4 trimesters
  • 2160 hours = 5 trimesters

This calendar is subject to change at any time prior to or during the academic term due to emergencies beyond the reasonable control of the College, including severe weather, loss of utilities, or orders by federal or state agencies. 

The College reserves the right to cancel any supplemental class scheduled for a given term when the number enrolled is considered insufficient.