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Student Services Office
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN  38462
admissions@tcathohenwald.edu
931-796-5351 x122

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. 

Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology is a three trimester, 1296 hour course, divided between classroom and clinical experience that includes 120 cases. Applications are only available at the Information Session which is held once a year in September.  To receive an information / reminder letter on the next session you can submit a request form.  High school diploma or the equivalent and a passing score on the entrance exam are required for admission to the Surgical Technology program. For more information about the session email Haylee Hall (haylee.hall@tcathohenwald.edu), Director of Medical Programs or call at  931-796-5351 and ask for Haylee Hall.

Effective July 1, 2011 all students enrolled in Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, or CNA programs must provide proof of immunity to Hepatitis B before having patient contact.  The Hepatitis B vaccine is administered in 3 doses over a period of 6 months.  This requirement is in addition to all other immunization requirements for enrollment to TCAT-H. Vaccination requirements are to be provided when application is submitted.

The Recommended Information Session for the 2023 Surgical Technology Class will be held on Friday, September 9th, 2022 @ 9:00 am AND 1:00 pm.

If the 9:00 am session Attendees exceeds distancing requirements attendees will be asked to wait until the 1:00 pm session.

Social Distancing AND Mask Wearing is Recommended for all Attendees

Practical Nursing

PN information packet as is available on PN Downloadable Forms Page.

Please complete a TCAT application available on the TCAT Hohenwald website (click apply now).  If you have further questions, please email or call Haylee Hall at 931-796-5351 (haylee.hall@tcathohenwald.edu).

High school diploma or the equivalent and a minimum of a passing score on the entrance exam are required for admission to the nursing program. Applicants are admitted by rank of score on the entrance exam with submission of completed application packet and process. If accepted into the program, a physical exam must be performed by a licensed physician prior to the first day of class and a completed form returned to TCAT Hohenwald. Medical clearance is required for any previous condition(s) which warrant clearance.

Effective July 1, 2011 all students enrolled in Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, or CNA programs must provide proof of immunity to Hepatitis B BEFORE having patient contact.  The Hepatitis B vaccine is administered in 3 doses over a period of 6 months.  This requirement is in addition to all other immunization requirements for enrollment to TCAT-H. Vaccination requirements are to be provided when application is submitted.

Currently, the State of Tennessee requires practical nurses to complete 1296 hours of training and meet above stated admissions requirements. The State of Tennessee, with the State Board of Nursing, reserves the right to enact legislative changes at any time, without notice. Change in course content, hours required, or admission requirements could be effected and would be applicable to current students and applicants to the program. 

Cosmetology

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