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How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Download and 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. Contact your physician and obtain your proof of vaccination letter
    1. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination
    2. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, must submit proof of varicella (chicken pox) vaccination
  4. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  5. 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 insitutiton'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

  6. 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. 

Truck Driving

21 years of age; D.O.T. medical exam; negative drug screening test, which is taken with 24 hours of payment. Current Moving Violation Record from Department of Safety (student can have no more than three speeding violations and/or accidents for the past three years and no alcohol or drug-related convictions in the last five years). Be a resident of TN; hold a valid state of TN drivers license; obtain a commercial drivers license permit (DPA). Attend an orientation session and pre-qualification session. Payment for drug screen test wil be made on the day of orientation.

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 Technician

Next Class – January 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 – January 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

Medical Assisting

Next Class – September 2018

Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.

How to Apply for the Medical Assistant Program

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

The following will be required for enrollment into the program:

  1. Proof of Education: Submit one of the following:

Official High School Transcript

Official College Transcript

Official GED Certificate/Scores

  1.  Medical Assistant Packet (the packet must be complete to be accepted)

Class Schedule

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

Kathi Gilmore, Medical Assistant Instructor

kathi.gilmore@tcatnashville.edu or 615-425-5577

Practical Nursing

NEXT CLASS – November 2017 (Prerequisites) Only

Prior to receiving an application for the May 2018 Practical Nursing program, applicants are required to take and pass the pre-requisites of Anatomy & Physiology and Dosage Calculations.

The prerequisites will be offered starting November 2017. Upon successfully passing the prerequisites, applicants will receive an application packet for the May 2018 Practical Nursing program.

The first step to apply 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, August 14, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 1 p.m. (Portland Campus Only)       
  • Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 1 p.m. (Portland Campus Only)

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

The session 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.

Due to new construction on our campus, parking is limited. We have a designated area for overflow parking at Nashville State Community College. The parking lot designated for our campus is located in the far back corner of their parking lot. Please do not park in any other area than what is designated for TCAT Nashville.

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 Vickey Myatt at Vickey.Myatt@tcatnashville.edu or (615) 425-5533 with any questions regarding the Practical Nursing program. 

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 – September 2018

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

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 Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 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.