Below are 11 things you may not know about TCAT Chattanooga:
- The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) is a division of Chattanooga State Community College, the only TCAT that is part of a community college.
- It has the largest full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment of the 27 TCAT’s in the Tennessee Board of Regents system (TBR) by more than 20% and the most program offerings.
- From the most recent Council on Occupational Education (COE) report for TCAT Chattanooga: licensure rate for six programs is 98.6%; placement rate in a job-related to field of study is 94.0%; and program completion rate is 74.1%.
- 2014 SkillsUSA Competition: 13 State gold medalists competed at nationals with 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze national medalists; and 1 Tennessee State officer from Chattanooga
- The only automotive program in the state that has Automotive Service Excellence-certified Master Technicians graduating from the program.
- The only TCAT in the system with Landscaping/Turf Management and Motorcycle/Marine Service Technology programs.
- The welding program operates at three different sites.
- The Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant (WNTSG) lottery program awards Tennesseans regardless of age or circumstance $2000 towards tuition and fees annually.
- The tuition per semester is $1,192. The WNTSG covers 56% of tuition and fees.
- Five programs are hybrid instructional pilot programs where up to 20% of instruction is on-line through the college’s eLearn portal.
- The Chattanooga TCAT has caring faculty and staff that have the student’s interests at heart.
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