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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. 

Practical Nursing Hybrid

Prior to receiving an application for the May 2020 Practical Nursing program, applicants are required to take and pass the pre-requisites of Anatomy & Physiology and Dosage Calculations.

The pre-requisites will be offered starting October 2019.  Upon successfully passing the pre-requisites, applicants will receive an application packet for the May 2020 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-requisite courses. The session will last approximately one hour. The following dates are available:

Nashville Campus - 100 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN  37209

                         Monday, August 19, 2019        @ 10:00 a.m.

                         Monday, September 23, 2019  @ 10:00 a.m.      

                         Monday, October 14, 2019       @ 10:00 a.m.

Portland Campus - 602 South Broadway, Portland TN 37148             

                        Monday, August 19, 2019         @ 2:30 a.m.

                        Friday, September 9, 2019        @ 1:00 p.m.

                        Tuesday, October 11, 2019        @ 1:00 p.m.

During the session, we will discuss class schedules for pre-requisites, pre-registration dates, fees, and other vital information pertaining to the Practical Nursing program.

Nashville Campus - The 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 spaces that are marked faculty/staff parking. The door will close promptly at 10:00 a.m. in order to start the meeting on time.

NOTE: Seats are limited to 75 people per session. If all seats are filled, we will have a second session immediately following the first.  Doors will close promptly at scheduled time of meeting. You will be required to attend the next meeting if you arrive after the doors have closed.              `

Portland Campus – The 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.

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

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 2019

Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 2:15 pm while in class.

Clinical hours vary based on the site you will be attending

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. Monday - Friday 7:45 am - 2:15 pm 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   
 
Mary Armbrecht, Phlebotomy Instructor 

Dental Laboratory Technology

Class Offerings – September 2019

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

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

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

Practical Nursing

Prior to receiving an application for the May 2020 Practical Nursing program, applicants are required to take and pass the pre-requisites of Anatomy & Physiology and Dosage Calculations.

The pre-requisites will be offered starting October 2019.  Upon successfully passing the pre-requisites, applicants will receive an application packet for the May 2020 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-requisite courses. The session will last approximately one hour. The following dates are available:

Nashville Campus - 100 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN  37209

                         Monday, August 19, 2019        @ 10:00 a.m.

                         Monday, September 23, 2019  @ 10:00 a.m.      

                         Monday, October 14, 2019       @ 10:00 a.m.

Portland Campus - 602 South Broadway, Portland TN 37148            

                        Monday, August 19, 2019          @ 2:30 a.m.

                        Friday, September 9, 2019        @ 1:00 p.m.

                        Tuesday, October 11, 2019        @ 1:00 p.m.

During the session, we will discuss class schedules for pre-requisites, pre-registration dates, fees, and other vital information pertaining to the Practical Nursing program.

Nashville Campus - The 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 spaces that are marked faculty/staff parking. The door will close promptly at 10:00 a.m. in order to start the meeting on time.

NOTE: Seats are limited to 75 people per session. If all seats are filled, we will have a second session immediately following the first.  Doors will close promptly at scheduled time of meeting. You will be required to attend the next meeting if you arrive after the doors have closed.              `

Portland Campus – The 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.

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 – September 2019 

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

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 or via email. To request packet by email, contact Vickey Myatt at email provided below.

The following will be required for enrollment into the program:

  1. Proof of Education: Submit one of the following:
    • High School Transcript or HS Diploma
    • College Transcript
    • GED Certificate/Scores
  2. Proof of MMR, Varicella and Hepatitis B Vaccines
  3. Dental Assisting Packet (the packet must be complete to be accepted)
  4. Complete on-line application to the school.

http://tcatnashville.edu

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 include 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

Crystal Ammons & Lexy Baker, Dental Assisting Instructors

crystal.ammons@tcatnashville.edu or lexy.baker@tcatnashville.edu   

(615) 425-5650

Cosmetology

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.