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Admissions

How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Download and complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
    1. Some programs of study require additional application documents. Download, complete and submit any required documents listed under the programs of study below
  3. Contact your physician and obtain your proof of vaccination letter
    1. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination
    2. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, must submit proof of varicella (chicken pox) vaccination
  4. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  5. Request official transcripts of education from high school, high-school equivalency or other colleges and universities
    1. High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office

    2. College and University transcripts are available at the insitutiton's records office

    3. Official GED and HiSET requests can be obtained at https://www.diplomasender.com for the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming

    4. If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The website for NACES can be found at: www.naces.org. We will need the English translated version of your transcripts to complete admissions requirements

  6. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, if applying for financial aid (this is required for TN Promise scholarship and the Wilder Naifeh grant)

Student Services – Oneida/Huntsville
355 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756
phone: 423-663-4900 fax: 423-663-4925
Tim Smith – tsmith@tcatoneida.edu
Jennifer Trammell – jtrammell@tcatoneida.edu

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. 

Emergency Medical Technician

Clinical Affiliates:
Fentress County Hospital
Jellico Community Hopsital
Methodist Medical Center ED
Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott County
Tennova - LaFollette Medical Center

Field Internship:
Anderson County
Campbell County
Fentress County
Morgan County
Scott County
Vital Care Medical Transport

Fire Departments:
Clinton Fire
LaFollette Fire
Oak Ridge Fire

Admission Policy:

1)
Complete TCAT-Oneida/Huntsville Application
2)
Submit High School Diploma or General Equilvalancy Diploma(GED)
3)
Complete FAFSA Form (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
4)
Submit Immunization Records
5)
Students must score 80 or above on COMPASS Reading or have 19 or above on ACT Reading.
6)
Show proof of health insurance
7)
Complete a background check to include a 10-panel drug screen
8)
Submit a physical examination form indicating physical health sufficient to perform the duties of an EMT completed by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner, who has examined the
individual. If there are any limitations in the individual's ability to perform adequately, additional documentation shall be submitted from the appropriate professional evaluator which indicates the
applicant’s abilities to perform adequately (i.e.):
*
Speech impairment - Speech Pathologist;
*
Hearing impairment - Audiologist;
*
Physical handicap or disability - Orthopedist or Registered
*
Physical Therapist; or
Vision – Ophthalmologist.

Readmission/Transfer Students:
Students may be readmitted into the program one(1) time. Students must submit an application for readmission 30 days prior to the start of class. TCAT-Oneida does not discrimnate with respect to race, color, creed, sex, age, handicaps or natinal origin.

Dismissal
Students shall be subject to dismissal from the educational program for cause.

 

Practical Nursing

Admission Requirements:

Complete and submit the Practical Nursing Application for Enrollment.
Meet the minimum qualifications on the COMPASS Test.
Submit evidence of a high school diploma, GED, or Hi-SET.
Submit evidence of American Heart Association CPR certification.
Submit three work references or character references.
Submit a health record (physician’s examination report) and immunization records.
Attend a mandatory orientation session.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Licensure Requirements:

Applicant must have completed twelfth grade or have received a GED or Hi-SET.
Applicant must have satisfactorily completed a Practical Nursing program.
School must recommend its graduates as to health, general, and practical nursing education.
Applicant must pass NCLEX to be licensed.
Students are subject to alcohol and drug testing in connection with participation in clinical settings. (See Practical Nurse Handbook for more details.)
Applicant must have a criminal background check completed six (6) months prior to applying for licensure.

Clinical Sites for Practical Nurses:

Mountain People’s Health Clinics
Oneida Nursing and Rehabilitation Center   
Methodist Medical Center/Covenant Health     
Deaconess Home Health                                  
Quality Home Health                                         
Huntsville Manor Nursing & Rehab.                 
STAND Program—Scott County                   
Scott County Schools                                       
Dr. Dilip Joshi’s Office                                      
Scott County Health Department (TN Dept. of Health)
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Quality Home Health, Jamestown
Healthy Life Medical Clinic
Signature HealthCare, Fentress Co.
Amedysis Home Health, Jamestown
Fentress County School System
Grace Primary Care
Pioneer Family Medical Clinic

Cosmetology

Prerequisites for the instructor trainee certificate include a high school diploma and a current Cosmetology license.