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The College

Facilities

TCAT Jackson – Main Campus
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: 731.424.0691   Fax: 731.424.0807
 
Lexington Extension Campus
230 S. Broad Street
Lexington, TN 38351
Phone: 731.967.1975 Fax: 731.967.0087
McWherter Instructional Service Center
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone:  731.424.0691
Henderson/Chester County Center
1449 White Avenue
Henderson, TN 38340
Phone:  731.424.0691
Humboldt Higher Education Center
1751 Main Street
Humboldt, TN  38343
Phone: 731.424.0691

 

Campus History

The state’s workforce training schools known as Tennessee Technology Centers were renamed Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology as of July 1, 2013. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson was originally named the Jackson State Area Vocational-Technical School and later became the Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson in 1994.  We are one of twenty-seven (27) technical training schools in a statewide system which was made possible by legislation enacted by the 1963 session of the Tennessee General Assembly. The intent of the legislation was to make vocational education accessible and within commuting distance of every citizen of Tennessee.  The Tennessee Department of Vocational Education governed these institutions until 1983 when State Legislation transferred control to the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Classes began on the Jackson campus in September of 1965 with course offerings in Auto Mechanics, Auto Body Repair, Machine Shop, Civil Technology, Electronics, and Refrigeration.  The first students graduated in 1966. The training offered at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson is designed to meet the needs of the external customer, the employer, and the internal customer, the student.  To accomplish this goal, the school has designed curricula that will train students to enter a career field, make a career change, and/or acquire the skills necessary for promotion.

In addition to full-time programs offered, Special Industry Training is offered to meet the demands of local employers for short- term custom designed programs.  Such programs result from employer specific inquiries and/or referrals from state agencies.

TCAT Jackson Organizational Chart

TCAT Jackson Organizational Chart