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Applying to a TCAT

Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
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Find A Program

Review the programs of study and any program-specific admission requirements.

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Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA to apply for the Pell grant, TN Promise scholarship, the TN Reconnect and the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant.

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Schedule a Visit

Learn about a particular program or tour our campus.

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Student Services Office
1600 Highway 51 South
Covington, TN  38019
(901) 475-2526

Our office is ready to help. Please call or come by.

General Admission Requirements

  • Program enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis by date of completed application. (A completed application includes all items required for enrollment.)
  • Persons seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. For full-time programs, the applicant must declare an occupational objective and demonstrate reasonable potential for achieving that objective.
  • All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.

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Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Pharmacy Technology

Prospective Pharmacy Technology students must complete the entrance packet below.  Please submit the completed packet to Student Support Specialist at TCAT Covington.

Pharmacy Technology entrance packet 2020.pdf

Dental Assisting Technology

Deadline for Fall 2023 Class, which begins September 5, 2023, is July 21, 2023.

Please click link below to print application packet.

Dental Assisting Technology entrance packet 2023.pdf





Practical Nursing

Pass the HESI Exam with a minimum score of 70% on both the Math and Reading Comprehension Components.

2023 Nursing Information

Jackson Regional Practical Nursing Program is excited to offer Practical Nursing Day Programs on the Newbern, Covington, and Ripley Campuses for Fall 2023.

The deadline to submit paperwork for the Fall 2023 Day Class is July 21, 2023.

HESI Test Resources

Math Rules Review.pdf

Conversions Review.pdf

HESI Test Dates

April 6th

April 13th

April 27th

May 11th

May 18th

May 25th

June 1st

June 8th

June 15th

June 22nd

June 29th


Automotive Technology