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Murfreesboro Campus

TCAT – Murfreesboro
Student Services Office
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Cindy Beverley - Student Services Coordinator
cbeverley@tcatmurfreesboro.edu
615-898-8010 Ext.132

Tammy Carman
tcarman@tcatmurfreesboro.edu
615-898-8010 Ext.144

Smyrna Campus

TCAT – Murfreesboro, Smyrna Campus
Student Services Office
663 Ken Pilkerton Dr
Smyrna, TN  37167

Cindy Beverley - Student Services Coordinator
cbeverley@tcatmurfreesboro.edu
615-898-8010 Ext.132

Brittany Jones
bjones@tcatmurfreesboro.edu
615-898-8010 Ext.205

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

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Surgical Technology course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

Students are subject to drug screening, criminal background checks, and more stringent vaccination requirements based upon clinical affiliation agreements.

Practical Nursing

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Practical Nursing course:

  • The following two prerequisite classes are required to be completed and the transcripts must be submitted with your application:
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Medical Math
  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide three letters of reference. Two letters must be from professional sources and must be on professional letterheads. All three letters must be typed and signed.
  • Provide proof of MMR and Varicella immunity.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

Students are subject to drug screening, criminal background checks, and more stringent vaccination requirements based upon clinical affiliation agreements.

Pharmacy Technician

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll in the Pharmacy Technician course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

The State of Tennessee requires that all pharmacy technicians be licensed. The application process for a state license includes a mandatory criminal background check. Further information about the licensing requirements may be found at the State Board of Pharmacy website.

Other states have varying requirements regarding employment as a pharmacy technician. Each state’s Board of Pharmacy administers regulations accordingly.

All students will be required to submit to drug testing, as well as an additional background check, prior to being placed in a clinical rotation. 

Dental Assisting

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Dental Assisting course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

Students are subject to drug screening based upon clinical affiliation agreements.