Start Your Career at a Community or Technical College

From doctor or business leader, to engineering or nursing, to artist or builder, whatever your dream may be, Tennessee’s community and technical colleges can set you on a journey to a successful career. The 13 community colleges and 27 technical colleges offer more than 640 programs of study, you are sure to find the career track that is right for you – whether you want to enter the workforce as quickly as possible or continue your education to even higher levels. And with more than 175 teaching locations and 450+ online courses, you can fit your studies into your busy life.

Best of all, most Tennesseans can attend tuition-free. Recent high school graduates can apply for the Tennessee Promise, and adults without an associate degree or higher can apply for Tennessee Reconnect. Both programs offer up to two years of free tuition at any community or technical college.

Hear how these Tennesseans got their start at a community or technical college.

Reginald Travis

Reginald Travis
Owner, House of Styles
Diploma, Master Barber 2006

Dr. Kent Edwards

Dr. Kent Edwards
Veterinarian
Associate of Science 1987

Natalie Martin

Natalie Martin
Cresset Chemical Company
Associate of Science 2014

Anthony DiFranco

Anthony DiFranco
Founder, Full-Service BBQ
Associate of Applied Science 2007

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Programs vary by location, so be sure to visit the college’s website for a complete listing of available programs.