Welcome to TCAT - Knoxville

Letter from the Director

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville.  The faculty and I are pleased that you have chosen to pursue your education here.  We will strive to provide you with a learning environment that is challenging, yet supportive of your personal interests and needs.  We want you to succeed while you are here, and equally important, we want to prepare you for your life and the world of work.

You will find our faculty, staff, and administration ready to help you through your college experience in any way that we can. I am sure that you will find that the small class sizes and personalized instruction will make this journey meaningful and enjoyable. This, coupled with an emphasis on building competencies through hands-on experience, will better prepare you to "hit the ground running" when you gain employment following graduation.

Our high placement rates are a direct result of the quality of instruction coupled with the relationship that we enjoy with our many business and industry partners.  We’re proud of the fact that 84% of our grads are placed in the field of study, 80% completion rate and 98% Licensure Pass Rate.

With our credit transfer program, your education doesn’t have to stop when you graduate.  You’ll always have the option to advance in your career and expand your education by transferring your TCATK diploma to area community colleges.

Again, we thank you for being part of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville community!

Dwight Murphy
Director, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville

Physical Facilities

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville is located in the center of Knox County, easily accessible from I-75, I-40, and I-640. The campus consists of two buildings on the east side of Liberty Street and one building on the west side. All classrooms and lab facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that is up-dated regularly to meet the rapidly changing needs of business and industry.  Please click here for directions.


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville was founded in 1966 by the State Board of Education. The Knoxville school was operated by the Knoxville City School System under contract with the Tennessee Board of Education from 1966 - 1984, when the operation was assumed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. During the forty-five year history of the school, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville has served thousands of area citizens by providing job training and placement.