The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) serves as the premier supplier of workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee. Providing competency-based training through superior quality, traditional and distance learning instruction methods that qualify completers for employment and job advancement. TCAT ensures that programs and services are economical and accessible to all residents of Tennessee and establishes relationships of trust with the community, business, and industry leaders to supply highly skilled workers in areas of need.

The programs offered by the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology allow students to acquire marketable skills for entry into the labor market, or upgrade the present skills and knowledge of persons already employed. TCAT programs work to meet the present and anticipated needs of the business and industrial community and incorporate appropriate work habits and attitudes into their occupational programs. Instructional methods are individualized and competency-based, with students beginning on an individual level, with students exiting when specified competencies are met.

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Nashville State – Degrees & Certificates

Find a program that fits your needs. Nashville State Community College offers over 80 programs across several industries. Take a quick, one-year program to earn more at work. Dig in for two years or more so you can start a new career. Get a job right after your education, or continue learning at a four-year university. At Nashville State, you choose how to learn.

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees

    Enter the workforce with a 2-year technical or career degree.

  • Technical Certificates

    Get a job or get better at your current job with a 1-year Technical Certificate.

  • Transfer Degrees

    Set the groundwork for your bachelor’s degree with a 2-year A.A. or A.S. transfer degree.

  • Apprenticeships

    Learn while on the job.