About the TCAT //

Governance and Accreditation

The Tennessee Board of Regents

The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology are governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system. The TBR is the largest higher education system in Tennessee, governing 40 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system is comprised of thirteen community colleges and twenty-seven technology colleges.

Chancellor Flora Tydings
Tennessee Board of Regents
1 Bridgestone Park, Third Floor
Nashville, TN 37214

The activities of the Tennessee Board of Regents System are coordinated with the Tennessee Higher Education System in an effort to achieve unity in the programs of higher education in Tennessee.

Robert Smith
Interim Executive Director
9th Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

Advisory Committees

Advisory committees provide information and recommendations to assist administrative and instructional staff members in the effective operation of the college; assessing the needs of the students and local industry; and keeping abreast of the latest equipment, methods, and technologies.

The ultimate goal of advisory committees is to make valuable recommendations for the development of new programs and to remain current in already established programs. 

College Accreditation

Tennessee College of Applied Technology is accredited by Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA
770-396-3898 (Local)
800-917-2081 (Toll-Free)

The COE, originally founded in 1971 as a regional accrediting agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is the successor to the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COEI). In 1995, the Council became a national accrediting agency. In 2006, the Council celebrated its 35th year of assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education. The Council's accreditation process is conducted on behalf of more than 181,000 students across the nation who pursue careers in a variety of technical fields.

Automotive Technology


  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • Council on Occupational Education


  • SP 2 Safety
  • NC3 Multimeter
  • 596 Multimeter
  • NC3 Snap On Torque
  • Service Information Level 1
  • PMI 1 Tape and Rule Measurement
  • PMI 2 Slide Caliper Measurement
  • PMI 3 Gauge Measurement
  • PMI 4 Angle Measurement
  • PMI 5 Micrometer Measurement
  • PMI 6 Dial Gauge Measurement
  • Loctite
  • Dayco
  • Permatex

Administrative Office Technology


  • Council on Occupational Education


  • Microsoft Excel Specialist
  • Microsoft Power Point Specialist
  • Microsoft Word Specialist
  • Quickbooks