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TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update May 1, 2020

The 2020 Summer term will begin on May 4, 2020. All training for new and returning students will continue in the current online only format until further notice.

Instructors will be contacting students with information relating to their online assignments.  Students are encouraged to contact their instructor with related questions. Instructor contact information is avaliable on the TCAT Nashville website under programs. The faculty and staff are available and accessible through email, phone, and other forms of communication that they have established for their students.

TCAT Nashville faculty and staff are committed to assisting students throughout this time of uncertainty. Thank you for being patient with your instructors and for your persistence during this challenging time. Please take precautions to protect yourself, family, and friends from the coronavirus.

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashville


TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update April 14, 2020

Govenor Bill Lee has extended the "Safer at Home" order through April 30th. TCAT Nashville classes will continue online until then. Contact your instructor for information.


TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update March 25, 2020

Contact Carole Wright for general information, programs or testing center at the TCAT Nashville campus by calling at 615-630-4666 or email at carole.wright@tcatnashville.edu

Contact the nursing office for information on the pre-requisite courses that will begin in May 2020 by calling Marsha Nikahd at 615-630-4640 or emailing at marsha.nikahd@tcatnashville.edu or by emailing Vickey Myatt at vickey.myatt@tcatnashville.edu

Contact Melinda Doss for information on programs at the Portland and Springfield Campuses by calling at 615-630-4612 or emailing at melinda.doss@tcatnashville.edu


TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update March 23, 2020

The Campus is closed to all non-essential personnel.  All classes will be taught online for the next two weeks.  Students please contact your instructors for assistance.  Employees contact your supervisors for work from home assignments.


TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update March 22, 2020

Mayor John Cooper has issued a "Safer at Home" order for Nashville. All faculty/non-essential staff at TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield campuses are to work from home for the next 14 days, starting on Monday, March 23rd, 2020. In compliance with this order, all classes will be online-only during this time-- there are to be no on-campus classes whatsoever for the next 14 days.

Our faculty members have been trying to reach each of their students. If you have not spoken with you instructor please contact them as soon as possible. Instructors also need to know if you DO NOT have the ability to do online training from home.

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashville


TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update March 20, 2020

According to the newest CDC guidelines, large groups of 50 or more should be canceled for a period of eight weeks; additional guidance suggests limits of groups of ten or less. After considering all available guidance, TCAT Nashville has been asked to plan to provide course instruction through an online only format, or through a hybrid format that includes both online and lab methods, for a minimum of eight weeks. 

We have announced that for the next eight weeks, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 through May 3, 2020, some classes will be conducted totally online and others will be partly online with assigned lab times for their students to attend in small groups of ten or less to complete hands on competencies.. 

As several of our programs have incorporated lab times into their assignments, students will be provided details from their instructor regarding dates and times for attendance to perform their lab instructions. 

ADA Accommodations
All students who currently have accommodations in their on ground courses will continue to have accommodations in their online courses. If you feel you need additional accommodations due to the online nature of the material, please contact sherlita.denton@tcatnashville.edu

Student activities and SkillsUSA
All student activities are cancelled at this time including the SkillsUSA statewide competition in Chattanooga. However, some of the post-secondary competitions can be done in a simulated or virtual format; and, some competitions may be scheduled at local sites potentially in May. All student competitors are encouraged to continue to study and prepare for their contests.

Veteran Students VA Benefits
We are aware that students receiving VA benefits may have specific questions regarding their financial aid.  The current advice of VA is for institutions to not make modifications to certifications at this time. There is also a current bill moving through Congress that may provide significant leniency to these current processes. We will share related updates as we are able. 

Special accommodations will be made for our veteran students in order to maintain their status with the VA.  This will be accomplished through social distancing and limiting the number of students on Campus

Contact your instructor

Our faculty members have been trying to reach each of their students. If you have not spoken with you instructor and ensured they have the correct email for you, please do so as soon as possible. Instructors also need to know if you DO NOT have the ability to do online training from home.

Sumner County Middle Technical College High Schools Students

Our High School students in Portland should contact both the college instructors and the Principal. John.parker@sumnerschools.org

It is imperative that if you have not already done so, each student is to contact your instructor as soon as possible to be prepared for this transition on Monday. If you cannot reach your instructor call the Nashville Campus at (615) 425-5500 or the Portland Campus at (615) 325-5575 and we will assist you.

If students are not able to contact their instructors they should contact the main campus and will assist you.   by calling (615) 425-5500. https://tcatnashville.edu/about/current-campus-status


The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The number is 877-857-2945 and is available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT.

People with concerns about their health should contact their health care providers. Tennessee Department of Health has additional information available at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated information and guidance available online and can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashville