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TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update September 09, 2021

MASK REQUIRMENT REINSTATED

Due to continued rising COVID-19 cases, TBR is reinstating a mask requirement across the system through the end of September. Masks are now required in all indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible or practicable. We will re-evaluate at the end of September.

Jerry King

Vice-President TCAT Nashville

 

TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update April 28, 2021

The State of Emergency has been lifted by our Governor.

Everyone is still strongly encouraged to wear masks and become vaccinated for COVID 19 at their earliest convenience.

The CDC has reduced their recommendations for social distancing to 3 feet.  Masks are strongly encouraged. Please continue to wash your hands often and practice social distancing.  All classes are returned to an on ground status.

Please remember, that social distancing and PPE are still considered our best defense and should be worn. Each student, faculty or staff member must make their own choice on how best to protect themselves.  The college requests that they please wear the mask.  Students continue to be encouraged to refrain from congregating and to avoid unprotected contact with their fellow students and the public in general.  Students are asked to stay in or near their assigned buildings.  Doing this will help us keep our levels at zero and reduce the impact should an exposure occur.  

Instructor contact information is available on the TCAT Nashville website under programs. The faculty and staff are available on ground and in person. They are also accessible through email, phone, and other forms of communication that they have established for their students.

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashville

 

TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update April 19, 2021

Everyone is strongly encouraged to become vaccinated for COVID 19 at their earliest convenience.

TCAT Nashville continues with only one possible COVID case at this time.  The CDC has reduced social distancing to 3 feet on campus and masks are still mandatory.  Please continue to wash your hands often and practice social distancing, it’s working! All classes, with the exception of nursing, have returned to an on-ground status.

Please remember, that social distancing and PPE are still mandatory. Students are still encouraged to refrain from congregating and to avoid unprotected contact with their fellow students and the public in general. Students are asked to stay in or near their assigned buildings.  Doing this will help us keep our levels at zero and reduce the impact should an exposure occur.  

Instructor contact information is available on the TCAT Nashville website under programs. The faculty and staff are available on ground and in person. They are also accessible through email, phone, and other forms of communication that they have established for their students.

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashville

 

TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update March 24, 2021

TCAT Nashville continues with only one or two cases of possible COVID cases at any given time.  The CDC has reduced social distancing to 3 feet on campus and masks are still mandatory.  Please continue to wash your hands often and practice social distancing, it’s working! All classes are returning to an on-ground status. Please remember, as we return, that social distancing and PPE are still mandatory. Students are encouraged to refrain from congregating and to avoid unprotected contact with their fellow students and the public in general. Students are asked to stay in or near their assigned buildings.  Doing this will help us keep our levels at zero and reduce the impact should an exposure occur.  Instructor contact information is available on the TCAT Nashville website under programs. The faculty and staff are available on ground and in person. They are also accessible through email, phone, and other forms of communication that they have established for their students.

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashville

 

TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update February 24, 2021

As of February 11, TCAT Nashville is down to 1 case of COVID 19. This person is an online student who has not attended on campus.  At this time we have zero cases of COVID 19 on our campuses. We also are without any self-quarantine situations among campus staff, faculty and students.  Please continue to wear masks, wash your hands often and practice social distancing, it’s working! Most classes are returning to on ground. Please remember, as we return, that social distancing and PPE are still mandatory. Students are encouraged to refrain from congregating and to avoid unprotected contact with their fellow students and the public in general. Students are asked to stay in or near their assigned buildings.  Doing this will help us keep our levels at zero and reduce the impact should an exposure occur.  Instructor contact information is available on the TCAT Nashville website under programs. The faculty and staff are available on ground and in person. They are also accessible through email, phone, and other forms of communication that they have established for their students.

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashville

 

TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update February 11, 2021

As of February 11, TCAT Nashville is down to 2 cases of COVID. Both of these cases were transmitted by family members or friends and not during class on campus. Please continue to wear masks, wash your hands often and practice social distancing, it’s working! All classes continue to be taught in a Hybrid mode and a few have total online options. Our Spring term classes still have several openings. Our active cases of COVID-19 exposures for the campus are well below Middle Tennessee levels, but our goal is zero cases. To date, no one has contracted COVID-19 from attending classes on our campuses. Social distancing, and mask wearing are mandatory when students, faculty and staff are on campus. Students must stay in contact with their instructors. Instructor contact information is available 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 administration, 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 follow the CDC guidelines taking precautions to protect yourself, family, and friends from the coronavirus.

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashville

 

TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update February 2021

The 2021 Spring term has begun. All classes continue to be taught in a Hybrid mode and a few have total online options. Our Spring term classes still have several openings. Our active cases of COVID-19 exposures for the campus continue to be well below Middle Tennessee levels. To date, no one has contracted COVID-19 from attending classes on our campuses. Social distancing, and mask wearing are mandatory when students, faculty and staff are on campus. Students are encouraged to stay in contact with their instructor with related questions. Instructor contact information is available 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 administration, 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 follow the CDC guidelines taking precautions to protect yourself, family, and friends from the coronavirus.

Mark A. Lenz

President TCAT Nashvil

 

TCAT Nashville/Portland/Cockrill Bend/Springfield Student Update January, 2021

The 2021 Spring term has begun.  All classes continue to be taught in a Hybrid mode and a few have total online options.  Our Spring term classes still have several openings.  Please share with your friends and neighbors that NOW is a good time to go back to school and get the "Essential Skills to Pay the Bills"!  Our active cases of COVID 19 exposures for the campus continue to be well below Middle Tennessee levels.  Currently, there are 2 active cases among the student, faculty and staff population on and off our campuses.  To date no one has contracted COVID 19 from attending classes on our campuses.  Those who have been exposed, happened via public transportation, room mates, family and friends. Social distancing, and mask wearing are mandatory when students, faculty and staff  are on campus.  Students are encouraged to stay in contact with their instructor with related questions.  Instructor contact information is available 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 administration, 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 follow the CDC guidelines 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 September 29, 2020

The 2020 Fall term has begun.  Many classes continue to be taught in a Hybrid mode a few have total online options.  Our Fall classes still have several openings.  Please share with your friends and neighbors that NOW is a good time to go back to school and get the "Essential Skills to Pay the Bills"!  Our active cases of COVID 19 exposures for the campus have been well below Middle Tennessee levels.  Currently, there are eight active cases among the student, faculty and staff population on and off our campuses.  To date no one has contracted COVID 19 from attending classes on our campuses.  Those who have been exposed, happened via public transportation, room mates, family and friends. Social distancing, and mask wearing are mandatory when students, faculty and staff  are on campus.  Students are encouraged to stay in contact with their instructor with related questions.  Instructor contact information is available 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 administration, 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 follow the CDC guidelines 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 August 19, 2020

The 2020 Fall term has begun.  Many classes continue to be taught in a Hybrid mode a few have total online options.  Our Fall classes still have several openings.  Please share with your friends and neighbors that NOW is a good time to go back to school and get the "Essential Skills to Pay the Bills"!  Our active cases of COVID 19 exposures for the campus have been well below Middle Tennessee levels.  Currently, there are five active cases among the student, faculty and staff population on and off our campuses.  To date no one has contracted COVID 19 from attending classes on our campuses.  Those who have been exposed, happened via public transportation, room mates, family and friends. Social distancing and mask wearing are mandatory when students, faculty and staff  are on campus.  Students are encouraged to stay in contact with their instructor with related questions.  Instructor contact information is available 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 administration, 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 follow the CDC guidelines 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 August 19, 2020

The 2020 Summer term continues to progress well.  Many classes being taught in a Hybrid mode.  Our Fall classes still have several openings.  Please share with your friends and neighbors that NOW is a good time to go back to school and get the "Essential Skills to Pay the Bills"!  Our COVID 19 exposures for the campus have been well below Nashville areas levels.  Currently, there are zero active cases among the student, faculty and staff population on and off our campuses.  To date no one has contracted COVID 19 from attending classes on our campuses.  Those who have been exposed, happened via public transportation, room mates, family and friends. Social distancing and mask wearing are mandatory when students are being taught the hands on portions on campus.  Students are encouraged to stay in contact with their instructor with related questions.  Instructor contact information is available 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 follow the CDC guidelines 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 July 30, 2020

The 2020 Summer term has been going very well with many classes being taught in a Hybrid mode.  Our Fall classes still have several openings.  Now is a good time to go back to school and get the Skills to Pay the Bills!  Our COVID 19 exposures for the campus have been well below Nashville areas levels.  To date no one has contracted COVID 19 from attending classes on our campuses.  Those who have been exposed, happened via public transportation, room mates, family and friends. Social distancing and mask wearing are mandatory when students are being taught the hands on portions on campus. .  Students are encouraged to stay in contact with their instructor with related questions. Instructor contact information is available 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 follow the CDC guidelines 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 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