Welcome to TCAT - Knoxville

Mission Statement

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville continues to serve as one of the premier providers for workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee.  The college fulfills the mission by:
 

  • Providing competency-based training through traditional and distance learning instructional delivery systems of the highest quality that will qualify individuals for employment and/or advancement in jobs.
     
  • Providing high quality training and retraining of employed workers.
     
  • Providing high quality training that is economical and accessible to all residents of Tennessee, thereby contributing to the economic and community development of the communities we serve.

Revised: August 1, 2013

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.

History

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.

A Message From The Director

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville. You have made a very important decision to continue your education and to develop the skills and knowledge that will prepare you for employment. The faculty and staff of the Tennesssee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville are dedicated and committed to providing you with high-quality training, using state-of-the-art equipment that is used in business and industry. Thank you for choosing the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville. We look forward to assisting you in meeting your educational and employment goals.

Sincerely,
Dwight E. Murphy
- Director

Directions

From West Knoxville
Take Exit 383 off of I-40 East/I-75 North for Papermill Drive (stay in the Left lane) Go 0.1 miles and turn Left onto East Papermill Drive Go 2.6 miles on East Papermill Road and it will “T” into Liberty Street Turn right and we are up hill on the left about 0.2 miles.

From East Knoxville
Take exit 386B off of I-40 West for US-129/Alcoa Highway toward the Airport Bear to the Right at the fork in the road onto Middlebrook Pike/TN-169 Turn Left onto Liberty Street and we are up hill on the left.

From South Knoxville
Head west on Chapman Highway South West toward downtown Continue on Henley Street until you come to Western Avenue Turn Left onto Western Avenue go 0.9 miles Turn Left onto Middlebrook Pike/TN-169 go 1.6 miles Turn Left onto Liberty Street and we are up on the hill on the left.

From North Knoxville
Head southeast on I-75 South to I-640 West Take exit 1 to merge Right onto Western Avenue Turn Left at the next light onto Ed Shouse Road Go 0.6 miles and turn Left onto Middlebrook Pike Go 1.0 miles and turn Right at Liberty Street Go 0.2 miles and we are up on the hill on your left.

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