How to Apply
- Pick a program of study
- Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
- Some programs of study require additional application documents. Download, complete and submit any required documents listed under the programs of study below
Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below
- Request official transcripts of education from high school, high-school equivalency or other colleges and universities
High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office
College and University transcripts are available at the institution's records office
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
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
- 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)
Student Services Office – Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Phone: 423-543-0070 Fax: 423-547-2587
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.)
- Person seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age and not attending a public school (students under the age 18 with a high school diploma or equivalent are eligible for admission). For full-time programs, the applicant must declare a career objective to be documented on the application 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.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program.
High School Diploma or GED & Recent TB Skin Test or Chest X-Ray (prior to field training.) Please see Dietary Manager Hybrid Online Instructions PDF posted under books and supplies sheets for more information.
Students must be at least 18 years of age, and must mass a TB skin test and have proof of Hepatitis B immunization. To enroll, please fill out the Application to Enroll in Phlebotomy located below.
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Pass admission test.
- Once enrolled, nursing students must maintain an 81 or above average in all classes.
- Physical examination
- MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Hepatitis B
- Pass drug screen
- Criminal background check
- Malpractice insurance
- CPR and AED certification from American Heart Association for Health Care Providers
- At least 18 years of age
Certified Nursing Assistant
Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant topics and 30 hours of long-term care clinical, the student will receive a Nursing Assistant certificate. The student will then be able to challenge the Tennessee Department of Health (pdf application form is shown below) to sit for a Nurse Aide Certificate. Successful completion is obtaining an 80 or above in all Nursing Assistant content.
Steps for Admission to Practical Nursing Program
Note: PDF documents of all forms referenced in these steps are posted below under Books and Supplies Lists.
Please see Steps for Admission to Practical Nursing PDF posted below under Books and Supplies Lists.