Individuals of any age desiring a "great job with competitive wages" should plan to attend Open House on Thursday, July 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Chattanooga State.
During the Open House, faculty members will be available to discuss programs and showcase program labs.
"The TCAT at Chattanooga State offers 27 high-demand programs for discerning students and once completed, graduates can look forward to exciting job opportunities in their future," officials said. "Each program can be completed in one year’s time or less."
Diploma programs include:
• Administrative Office Professional
• Advanced Aesthetics
• Automotive Technology
• Collision Repair Technology
• Computer Support Technician
• Diesel Equipment Technology
• HVAC/R Technician
• Industrial Electricity
• Industrial Electronics
• Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics
• Landscape & Turf Management
• Machine Tool Technology
• Medical Assisting
• Motorcycle & Marine Service Technology
• Practical Nursing
• (NEW) Road Building Equipment Service Technician (R-Best)
• Tool & Die Maintenance Technician
• Welding Technology
TCAT Certificate programs include:
• Barbering Instructor
• Commercial Truck Driving
• Computer Numeric Control (CNC)
• Cosmetology Instructor Training
• Massage Therapy
• (NEW) Mental Health Technician
Funds are currently available to help students become career-ready in just one-year. 2019 Tennessee high school graduates who applied for the TN Promise Scholarship by Nov. 1, 2018 and completed the required community service component are eligible for this last-dollar scholarship that will cover mandatory tuition and fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the HOPE scholarship, TSAA, SEOG or other outside scholarship funds.
In addition, adults of any age and recent high school grads can qualify for the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant that pays $2,000 per year toward any TCAT program.
The TN Reconnect Grant for TCAT programs is also a last dollar funding opportunity for adult students 24 years of age and older who have been TN residents for at least one year prior to enrolling, have completed a FAFSA and have not already earned a TCAT certificate or diploma.
Student services will assist students with applying for the Tennessee Reconnect Grant, applying to Chattanooga State, filing the FAFSA and registering for a TCAT program.
TCAT Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 26. For more information, call 423-697-4433 or visit https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/tcat.