TCAT-Chattanooga Has the Technical Career for You

April 29, 2020 | Betty A. Proctor | Internal Press Release


If you are looking for an exciting technical career, check out any of the high-quality, in-demand programs available this fall through TCAT-Chattanooga at Chattanooga State Community College. Every TCAT program is designed for completion within one year or less. Programs boast an average 97% licensure pass rate, which boosts employers confidence that TCAT-Chattanooga graduates are prepared to enter the workforce.

Students entering post-secondary technical education at TCAT-Chattanooga can take advantage of several options to fund their education and leave them debt-free after graduation such as the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Grant, Tennessee Promise, and Tennessee Reconnect. Additionally, 18 Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) programs are approved for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds that provide eligible individuals with an opportunity to update, enhance, or expand skills, while acquiring industry-recognized credentials for in-demand jobs, debt-free.

TCAT-Chattanooga offers 21 diploma and seven certificate programs. All programs are offered on the main campus in Chattanooga, and students residing in Bledsoe, Rhea, Sequatchie, Grundy and Marion counties have the option of several choices closer to home. Welding and Industrial Maintenance Mechatronics programs are offered during the day at the Kimball site, while the Industrial Electricity program is offered at night. In Dayton, students may select the daytime Welding program, offered at the old Suburban site.

Upon successful completion of TCAT programs, graduates can expect to earn anywhere from $21K to more than $50K, depending upon the program selected. TCAT-Chattanooga’s average job placement rate for all programs is 93%.

To learn more about ETPL or WOIA, contact the local American Jobs Center at For more information about TCAT-Chattanooga or the technical programs offered visit or call (423) 697-4433. Students may view TCAT class schedules for the Main Campus, Kimball, and Dayton at