Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville


Established in 1965 by the Department of Education, the Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville is a public learning center that is located in Hartsville, TN and governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The center is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). Some of the programs have also been individually certified and/or accredited. The Drafting & CAD Technology program has been certified by the American Design Drafting Association. Metropolitan College offers a variety of programs that help prepare students for entry into the workforce through vocational and technical training. The college has designed its programs to accommodate nontraditional, mature students who need flexible class schedules. Therefore, in order to help its students finish their programs faster, Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville offers flexible class options that include 27 different physical locations, night classes, and part-time schedules. Online classes are also available through the Regents Online Campus Collaborative. Students can complete some certificate programs in as little as one year. Online certification programs include Allied Health Program Certificates, Business Systems Technology Certificates, Computer Information Systems (CIS) Certificates, and Drafting & CAD Technology Certificates.

Popular programs offered at this school’s physical campus in Hartsville include Computer Information Technology; Drafting & CAD Technology; Electronics Technology; Industrial Maintenance; Practical Nursing; and Machine Tool Technology. Many of these programs utilize a combination of traditional classwork and hands-on training that gives students practical experience. The center also offers a special Work Ethics program that is being recognized by various employers. Students who need to brush up on their basic academic skills may take the Technology Foundations program, which helps students develop and improve their reading, writing, and math skills.

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Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty N/A
Retention (full-time / part-time) 66% / 69%
Enrollment Total (all students) 647


Students who wish to apply to Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville must complete the school’s application form, which is available for download on the school’s website. There is a nonrefundable application fee to apply to this college. Each applicant must also submit an official high school transcript or GED score report, an official SAT or ACT score report (optional), and any AP or college credit transcripts (where applicable). Letters of recommendation are not required, but an interview with the Coordinator of Student Services is mandatory. Students should also expect to attend a new student orientation session. Certain programs also have additional requirements. While students are admitted to the college on a rolling basis all year long, deadlines for registration vary by term, so students should contact the school directly for exact dates and deadlines. Graduate students can apply at anytime and can begin their studies in either the Fall or Spring semester.

Adult students, non-degree seeking students, transfer students, home-schooled students, and international students may need to use different procedures, so they should refer to the university’s website or contact the Office of Admission for more information about the admissions process and application requirements.

Financial Aid

Although the Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville has a relatively low tuition rate, many of its students receive some form of state, federal, private or institutional financial assistance. Most of the students who applied for financial aid were awarded need-based financial assistance. Forms of aid that are available for students at Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville include grants, scholarships, and loans. The college also offers a limited number of scholarships and grants for students. Some are based on merit; others require applicants to demonstrate evidence of financial need. All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st each year. If selected for verification, students will also need to complete a Federal Verification Worksheet and/or submit additional documents.

Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and assistance with completing the financial aid application process. Students should also note that financial aid applications must be renewed each year. Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville also offers a deferred payment plan to help students pay any tuition charges that are not covered by financial aid.

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The majority of the students who attend Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville are in-state students. Most of the students also work while they attend school. While the college does not offer on-campus housing, the website has housing information and resources for students seeking housing near the campus. There are also plenty of academic and social support services such as academic advising, career counseling, and job placement, to help students make the transition to college. There are also interesting recreational and cultural events held on campus throughout the year. A complete list of clubs and events is available on the college’s website and is updated frequently.

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Local Community

Hartsville, Tennessee is a small, rural town and is located in the state’s smallest county. Despite the fact that it is a quiet town, there are still plenty of things for students to do in Hartsville. There are numerous picturesque churches, a lovely park, and a refreshing swimming pool. There are several golf courses in the area as well. Students can pick up sundries and essentials at Fred’s, watch the championship football team play at home, or attend one of the town’s special events. One of the town’s biggest events is the Trousdale County Fair, which is held annually. Students can enjoy the food, games, contests, and shows. A local favorite is Tully’s Bistro on Thursday nights, when there is live music to accompany the great food and friendly service. And all of the Tennessee Technology Center students love the burgers, shakes, and sides at Sonic Drive-In.

Nashville, the “country music capital of the world” and “America’s Music City” is just a short drive or bus ride away from Hartsville. Students frequently head to Nashville for good music and fun during the weekends. Don’t miss the upstairs bar at Sportsman’s Grille on Tuesday nights or if you feel like splurging, check out Boundry.


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  • Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville. Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville. 2011. Web. 25 May 2011.

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