Student Handbook

Student Organizations

National Technical Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career & technical education. Thousands of schools and Colleges are affiliated with the Society. Member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today's highly competitive workplace.

Mission: To honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership.

Vision: To be the leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education and creating significant occupational opportunities for America's top workforce education students.


SkillsUSA is an applied method of competition and instruction for preparing America's high-performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work-high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

Mission: SkillsUSA's mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) allows active student participation in the affairs of the College and serves as the student leadership of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The purpose of the SGA is to promote and maintain active communication between the students, faculty, and administration, and to provide a means for members of the student body to express themselves effectively in the development and maintenance of the College programs which affect them.

Student Veterans Association

The Student Veterans Association (SVA) allows active student participation in the network of support to veterans. The purpose of the SVA is to:

  • Provide a network of support to military veterans, their families, and civilian supporters.
  • Educate the community about the experiences of military veterans.
  • Work with the College administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans.
  • Cultivate student veterans' concerns through scheduled meetings, advocacy, social and recreational activities.
  • Foster esprit de corps among student veterans and promote an understanding of student veteran issues.