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How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
    1. Some programs of study require additional application documents. Download, complete and submit any required documents listed under the programs of study below
  3. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  4. Request official transcripts of education from high school, high-school equivalency or other colleges and universities
    1. High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office

    2. College and University transcripts are available at the institution's records office

    3. Official GED and HiSET requests can be obtained at https://www.diplomasender.com for the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming

    4. If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The website for NACES can be found at: www.naces.org. We will need the English translated version of your transcripts to complete admissions requirements

  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, if applying for financial aid (this is required for TN Promise scholarship and the Wilder Naifeh grant)

TCAT Nashville Student Services Office
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, Tennessee  37209
admissions@tcatnashville.edu
(615) 425-5500

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.

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Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Early Childhood Education

Regular high school diploma or GED required to be eligible for the CDA assessment/Early Childhood Education program.

Aesthetics Technology

Ten high school credits or GED score of 450.

Phlebotomy Technology

Next Class – September 2018

Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Apply for the Phlebotomy Program

Applicants must complete the Phlebotomy Application Packet. The application packet can be obtained from the Allied Health Department. If you prefer to have it emailed, please email Vickey Myatt at the email address listed below to request the packet.

The following will be required for enrollment into the program:

  • Proof of Education: Submit one of the following:
    • Official High School Transcript
    • Official College Transcript
    • Official GED Certificate/Scores
  • Phlebotomy Packet (the packet must be complete to be accepted)

Class Schedule

The program is 4 months in length. Class meets Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., while in class. Clinical will begin in the 3rd month of the program. Clinical hours vary based on the site you will be attending. Clinical hours are subject to change. Clinical is mandatory to complete the program.

Cost of Training

For the costs of the Phlebotomy program, please refer to the expense sheet available on the school website. The costs includes tuition, textbooks, supplies, and tools required for the program.

NOTE: Uniforms, textbooks and supplies are required for the first day of class.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT           

Vickey Myatt, Allied Health Secretary   

vickey.myatt@tcatnashville.edu or (615) 425-5533

Mary Armbrecht, Phlebotomy Instructor 

mary.armbrecht@tcatnashville.edu or (615) 425-5565

Dental Laboratory Technology

Class Offerings – Sepember 2018

Instruction in the Dental Lab Technology program is individualized. A student may enroll when a vacancy occurs and exits the program when the desired proficiency level has been attained.  Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Apply for the Dental Lab Program

Applicants must complete an application and provide the campus with a copy of one of the following for proof of educations:

  • High School transcript/diploma, college transcript/degree, or GED certificate/scores. 
  • Applicants must also provide proof of MMR and Varicella vaccinations. 

Class Schedule

Class meets Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Cost of Training

For the costs of the Dental Lab Technology program, please refer to the expense sheet available on the school website. The costs includes tuition, textbooks, supplies, and tools required for the program.

NOTE: Textbooks and uniforms are required the first day of class. The Instructor will provide a supply list on the first day of class. The student is responsible for purchasing supplies needed for the program.

Awards

Dental Lab Model Maker-Certificate-432 hours

Dental Lab Waxer-Certificate-864 hours

Dental Lab Metal Finisher-Diploma-1296 hours

Dental Lab Technician-Diploma-1728 hours

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT       

Vickey Myatt, Allied Health Secretary: (615) 425-5533

Vijay Ramcharan, Dental Lab Instructor: (615) 425-5566

Allied Health Fax Line: (615) 425-5587

Practical Nursing

NEXT CLASS – October 2018 (Prerequisites) Only

The first step is to attend an Information Session.  It is mandatory that you attend one of the following sessions to be eligible to enroll in the pre-requisites courses. The session will last approximately one hour. The following dates are available:

Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.(Nashville Campus)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 1 p.m. (Portland Campus)
Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.(Nashville Campus)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 1 p.m. (Portland Campus)
Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.(Nashville Campus)
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 1 p.m. (Portland Campus)
 

During the session, we will discuss class schedules for prerequisites, preregistration dates, fees, and other vital information pertaining to the Practical Nursing program.

Prior to receiving an application for the May 2019 Practical Nursing program or the Practical Nursing Hybrid program that begins January 2019 you will need to successfully complete the prerequisite courses which are: Anatomy & Physiology and Dosage Calculations.

The prerequisites will be offered starting October 2018. Upon successfully passing the prerequisites, applicants will receive an application packet for the May 2019 Practical Nursing program.

Nashville sessions will be held in the Douglas Henry Building, Room 229/231. Parking is available in the back of the campus. Please do not park in faculty/staff or visitor parking.

Portland sessions will be held at 602 South Broadway, Portland Tennessee.  For directions or parking information for sessions at the Portland campus call 615-325-5575.

NOTE: Seats are limited to 75 people per session. In the event seats are filled, we will have a second session immediately following the first. The door will close promptly at 10:00 a.m. in order to start the meeting on time.

Please do not bring children to the meeting. For their safety, children are not allowed to sit in the breakroom unattended. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Please contact Shirley Bailey-DeVane at Shirley.Devane@tcatnashville.edu or (615) 425-5534 with any questions regarding the Practical Nursing prerequisites.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENROLLING IN THE DOSAGE CALCULATION PRE-REQUISITE COURSE

Basic Math Review Letter

Basic Math Review Sheet

Basic Math Review Answer Sheet

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Supplemental training certificates may be given for specialized industry training. The individual training programs will determine supplemental certificate requirements.

Dental Assisting

Next Class – January 2019

Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be one (1) class with a limit of ten (10) students per class.

How to Apply for the Dental Assisting Program

Applicants must complete the Dental Assisting Application Packet. The application packet can be obtained from the Allied Health Department.

The following will be required for enrollment into the program:

  • Proof of Education: Submit one of the following:
    • Official High School Transcript
    • Official College Transcript
    • Official GED Certificate/Scores
  • Proof of MMR, Varicella and Hepatitis B Vaccines
  • Dental Assisting Packet (the packet must be complete to be accepted)

Class Schedule

Class meets Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., while in class. Clinical will begin in the 3rd trimester of the program.  Clinical hours vary based on the site you will be attending. Clinical hours are subject to change, clinical is mandatory to complete the program.

Cost of Training

For the costs of the Dental Assisting Program, please refer to the expense sheet available on the school website. The costs includes tuition, textbooks, supplies, and tools required for the program.

NOTE: Uniforms, textbooks and supplies are required for the first day of class.

For More Information Contact:

Cosmetology

Ten high school credits or GED score of 450.