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Admissions

Pre-Admission Session

A part of the admission process includes attending a Pre-Admission Session (for non-Allied Health programs). This session provides prospective individuals with information about the college, additional admission information and finanial aid assistance that is available.

> See Program-Specific Admission Requirements below for Allied Health programs (Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology) and Truck Driving.

Jackson Campus
Lexington Campus
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm Tuesday, July 17,  2018 at 1:30 pm
Thursday August 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:30 pm

  Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm
  Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm

 

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)

Office of Student Services – Main Campus
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN  38301
731-424-0691

Lexington Extension Campus
230 S. Broad Street
Lexington, TN  38351
731-967-1795

Email any questions to: admissions@tcatjackson.edu

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.

View the Full Admissions Policy

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Electrician Apprenticeship

  • Must be 18
  • Due to Department of Labor Apprenticeship rules – must be currently employed by a participating/partner electrical contractor. Must remain employed with a participating/partner electrical contractor during your entire enrollment.

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.Payment for drug screen test wil be made on the day of registration.

Orientation Dates

Thursday, January 11 @ 1:30 pm
Thursday, January 25 @ 1:30 pm
Thursday, February 8 @ 1:30 pm
Thursday, February 22 @ 1:30 pm
Thursday, March 8 @ 1:30 pm
Thursday, March 22 @ 1:30 pm

 

Truck Driving Class Start Dates

January 3, 2018
February 26, 2018
May 1, 2018
July 9, 2018
September 4, 2018
October 29, 2018

 

 

Surgical Technology

Regular High School Diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age by the date of enrollment, obtain minimum score of 70 percent in Reading and Math on the HESI exam. The HESI exam must be taken and passed prior to receiving an application packet for the program. Classes are formed based on the highest HESI exam scores. 

Schedule the HESI exam through our website by accessing the Quick Links option in the upper right corner.

If you need additional assistance, contact TCAT Jackson’s Testing Center at 731-424-0691, ext. 110. 

Practical Nursing

Regular High School Diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age by the date of enrollment, obtain a minimum score of 70 percent in Reading and Math on the HESI exam. The HESI exam must be taken and passed prior to receiving an application packet for the program. Classes are formed based on the highest HESI exam scores. 

Schedule the HESI exam through our website by accessing the Quick Links option in the upper right corner.

If you need additional assistance, contact TCAT Jackson’s Testing Center at 731-424-0691, ext. 110. 

Class Campus Location Start Date Last Day to Apply
Practical Nursing Jackson
 and
Lexington
May January 31th
Practical Nursing Humboldt
and
Henderson
September June 15th
Surgical Technology Jackson September June 15th