About the TCAT //

The College

Facilities

TCAT-Pulaski currently has five locations including the main campus located at 1233 E. College Street in Pulaski along with four satellite locations in Lawrenceburg, Loretto, Spring Hill, and Summertown. 

The satellite locations offer the following programs:

Lawrenceburg Instructional Service Center**– Residential Wiring and Plumbing and Welding Technology

South Lawrence Instructional Service Center **– Residential Wiring and Plumbing and Welding Technology

North Lawrence Instructional Service Center**– Building Construction Technology

Northfield Instructional Service Center – CNC – Machine Tool Technology

**Adult admission is limited to approved graduates of the Lawrence County School System in May of the same year with immediate enrollment required by the Fall trimester.

Tennessee College of Applied Technogy-Pulaski is located on a 15-acre site in Pulaski, TN.  In February 12, 1996, an addition and expansion project added nearly 19,000 square feet to the existing facility.  The original 12,000 square foot facility was renovated at the same time.  The projects combined took a year to complete. 

TCAT-Pulaski announces that new expansion is planned in the former Elliott Popham Car Dealership facility.  The 3 acre, 13,000 square foot building and property will house TCAT-Pulaski’s Advanced Manufacturing Education program, Industrial Maintenance Technology program, and Special Industry Training.  This expansion should be completed in 2019. 

For more information, contact the Student Services Department at 931-424-4014.

Campus History

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski is one of 27 applied technology colleges across the state serving the citizens of Tennessee.  This system of schools was made possible by legislation enacted by the 1963 General Assembly of Tennessee, Chapter 229 of House Bill 633.

Chapter 181, Senate Bill 746-House Bill 697, of the Public Act of 1983 transferred the governance of the state technical institutes and area vocational-technical schools from the State Board of Education to the Tennessee Board of Regents.  The transfer became effective on July 1, 1983, and includes 46 institutions, being the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation.  By action of the Tennessee Legislature, the school name changed in 1994 from Pulaski State Area Vocational Technical School to Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski.

In 2013, the Legislature unanimously approved changing the name of the state’s technology centers to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. 

The Tennessee Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee System are coordinated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).  THEC was created by the General Assembly in 1967 in order to achieve better coordination and unity in the programs of public higher education in Tennessee.