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TCAT Nashville Student Services Office
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, Tennessee  37209
(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. 

Phlebotomy Technology Supplemental Certificate

If you are interested in phlebotomy training please email Marsha Nikahd at marsha.nikahd@tcatnashville.edu or Vickey Myatt, Allied Health Secretary vickey.myatt@tcatnashville.edu with your contact information (name, phone number and email address) so that we may reach out to you with future phlebotomy training classes.

Also contact the Instructor for information.

Tawanda Kinzer



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.

Dental Laboratory Technology

Acceptance is based on first-come, first-serve.

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 based on first-come, first-serve.

How to Apply for the Dental Lab Program

Applicants must complete an on-line application and provide the campus with a copy of one of the following for proof of educations.

Class Schedule

Class meets Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 3:00 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 include 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.

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

Practical Nursing

This program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The Nursing program prepares individuals to become members of a nursing team in hospitals, long term health care facilities, doctors’ offices, outpatient clinics, and home health care. Students are required to complete supervised clinical experiences in all areas of nursing care. Graduates will obtain a diploma in Practical Nursing and then be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing.  Please contact Vickey Myatt at Vickey.Myatt@tcatnashville.edu or Marsha Nikahd at Marsha.Nikahd@tcatnashville.edu with any questions regarding the Practical Nursing program.


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

How to Apply for the Dental Assisting Program

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The following will be required for enrollment into the program:

  1. Complete on-line application to the school.
  2. Proof of Education: Submit one of the following:
    • High School Transcript - Min 2.0 GPA
    • College Transcript
    • GED Certificate/Scores
  3. ACT score of 17 OR Work Keys scores of Math level 3 and Reading level 4 within the past two years
  4. Dental Assisting Packet (Instrutor will provide packet after application is completed)

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 2rd 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 include tuition, textbooks, supplies, and tools required for the program.

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


Lexy Baker, Dental Assisting Instructor


(615) 425-5551


Ten high school credits or GED score of 450.

Computer Information Technology

The Computer Information Technology program has an articulation agreement with the Tennessee community colleges. Details of the articulation are located here, CIT Articulation Agreement. For more information contact the program instructor or the Student Services Office.

Please see the below attached document for the Nashville State Community College's agreement with CIT.

NSCC A.A.S Degree in Computer Information Technology - TCAT-CIT Agreement.