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Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville Mission Statement 

The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology serve as the premier suppliers of workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee.  The colleges fulfill their mission by: 

  • Providing competency-based training through superior quality, traditional and distance learning instruction methods that qualify completers for employment and job advancement;

  • Contributing to the economic and community development of the communities served by training and retraining employed workers;

  • Ensuring that programs and services are economical and accessible to all residents of Tennessee; and

  • Building relationships of trust with community, business and industry leaders to supply highly skilled workers in areas of need.


The institution was authorized by House Bill 633, passed by the Tennessee General Assembly on March 15, 1963, and approved by the Governor on March 22, 1963.

The college was governed by the Tennessee Department of Education until 1983 when control was transferred to the Tennessee Board of Regents by House Bill 697 and Senate Bill 746.

Located on a twenty acre tract of land at 1405 Madison Street (U.S. Highway 41-A) approximately two miles east of downtown Shelbyville, the college serves individuals from a broad geographical area comprised of but not limited to , Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, and Rutherford counties.  The institution has four satellite campuses in Fayetteville, Lewisburg, Shelbyville (MTEC) and Winchester.

For a full history visit Wikipedia.
Office of Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.
Tennessee Board of Regents.

Individual, Business and Industry Training

(Workforce Development) -The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville is one of 47 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system is comprised of six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-seven colleges of applied technology. More than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions are enrolled in a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.

Specialized Training for Businesses and Industry


Message from the Director

WELCOME....The central goal of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville is to provide each and every individual an opportunity to learn life long occupational skills, obtain excellent work characteristics develop personal attributes,  and add skills for success in the workplace and in life.  The principle means by which our goal is accomplished is teaching, both to the individual and in groups, through hands-on work projects, either in the classroom or in the real work environment.

The first priority of the faculty and staff is the education of our students.  We strive constantly for excellence in teaching knowledge and skills to our students.  Through the efforts of a highly qualified, dedicated faculty and staff, the TCAT Shelbyville creates a dynamic and exciting educational environment to help each student develop unique capabilities and skills necessary to reach full potential.

For over fifty years the TCAT Shelbyville has played a major role in the development of the workplace in the seven counties it serves by educating and training the current and future workforce.  We expect to continue to fill this role for many years to come.  Together, the faculty and staff make a difference in the quality of life in our community.

Thank you for choosing the TCAT Shelbyville to help you reach your career goals.

Ivan Jones

Date of Service: 4/4/00
MS Education, Eastern Illinois University
25+ years experience Post Secondary Education

Email: Ivan.Jones@tcatshelbyville.edu

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville, in its educational programs and activities involving students and employees, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or age. Furthermore, the college does not discriminate against veterans or individuals with disabilities.  "If you are in need of accommodations or accessibility assistance due to a disability, please contact the Coordinator of Student Services"

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies. 

Jim Potts, Equal Opportunity Officer, Title IX Coordinator
1405 Madison Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160 

or Email: discrimination@tcatshelbyville.edu

Or via this webpage:  http://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/titleix.htm

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