The 27 Colleges of Applied Technology are the state’s premier providers of technical training for workers to obtain the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in today’s job market.
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The 13 community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system comprise all two-year public institutions in Tennessee. Each community college has a specific service area.
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The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved a 2.6 percent increase in in-state tuition rates at its community and technical colleges for 2017-18. Except for one year when the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology asked for a small increase in fees rather than tuition, it is the lowest increase for the community and technical colleges combined since 1991-92. It is the third consecutive year of tuition hikes of 4 percent or less – the TBR system’s lowest three-year increase in decades.
The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session on Friday, June 23 – following a day of board committee meetings on Thursday – at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn. The agenda includes student tuition and fee recommendations for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.
The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene for a special called meeting Tuesday, June 6, to review and consider recommendations for two senior-level staff appointments: chief audit executive and vice chancellor of business and finance.
The board’s committee chairs and its Audit Committee will also meet on the same day.
The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Rebecca Ashford as the next president of Chattanooga State Community College, effective July 10. “I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next president of Chattanooga State. I look forward to working with the faculty and staff to build upon the college's successes in meeting the community's educational and workforce needs,” she said.
New building will house existing nursing program and new dental and pharmacy tech programs. Grant for TCAT Ripley will replace outdated equipment in industrial electricity program.
Kelly Young of Carter County is driven. She plans to become a master automotive technician when she graduates in December 2017 from the ASE-certified program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton.
Gov. Bill Haslam wrapped up the 2017 Spring Commencement season for Tennessee's community colleges by addressing graduates at Southwest Tennessee Community College on Saturday.
Gov. Bill Haslam promised Tennessee Promise students at Cleveland State Community College two years ago that he would be back for their graduation. He fulfilled that promise Saturday, delivering the spring commencement address.