The Tennessee Board of Regents establishes the admission requirements for age, status, counseling and testing. Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro maintains an open-door policy for admission into occupational programs. However, educational requirements for admission vary from program to program. Due to licensing requirements, some of our programs require a regular high school diploma or GED.
The minimum age for enrollment is 18 (age 17 with high school diploma or GED). Any other special enrollments, under eighteen, must be approved by the Center’s Director. The enrollment of high school students requires a special agreement between the Tennessee Board of Regents and the local Board of Education. Prospective students are urged to apply at any time. Steps in making application are as follows:
- Contact the Center to obtain information and an application form.
- Discuss primary objectives with the Student Services Department.
- Complete the application for enrollment and file it with the Student Services office.
- Submit a high school transcript, diploma, or GED transcript.
- Submit proof of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccination.
- Submit proof of Varicella (Chicken Pox) disease or vaccination.
- Report to the Student Services Department on the date and time assigned for orientation.
- Applicants failing to attend orientation and still desire to attend should contact Student Services as soon as possible to reactivate the application.
- Each student enrolling on a full-time basis will complete the Center’s Technology Foundations assessment program and, if found deficient in reading, writing, mathematics, or study skills, will attend the Center’s Technology Foundations program as part of the instructional day. This activity is designed to assist the student in making satisfactory progress throughout the program.
- The admission procedures for the Allied Health programs can be obtained from the Student Services Department since they differ from the Center’s general procedures.
- Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, LPN, Phlebotomy and Surgical Technology applicants must pass the COMPASS Test. The applicant will be notified of place, date, time, and cost of testing.
- Report to the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro to confirm course assignment relative to class schedules, instructor name, etc. Student Services will notify applicants as to time. Certain other physical and educational requirements must be met by applicants for some courses. Biomedical, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Surgical Technology, and LPN applicants must be a high school graduate or GED graduate. Biomedical students maybe dual enrolled. Previous education and/or training will be evaluated.
- Obtain financial aid application, if desired.
- Pay student fees.
Transfer Students From Other Institutions or Industry
Previous educational training and/or experience will be evaluated and the student will be enrolled in training at the student’s proficiency level. The time normally required for training will be shortened accordingly. Training completed at other technology centers, technical institutes, colleges, and other training situations, such as business, industry, or the military will be evaluated toward completion requirements where applicable. Documentation and/or evidence of training or proficiency must be supplied by the student.
Transfer of Students between Programs in the Center
When it becomes evident that a student will not profit from the training program offered in a particular area, the student may be transferred to another program. The decision to transfer is made upon careful consultation with the Coordinator of Student Services and the two instructors involved concerning the best interests of the student. Final approval must be made by the Director or Assistant Director.
Accelerated Enrollment/Career Readiness Options
As of July 1, 2012, Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro will offer accelerated career readiness options. Upon a student successfully completing ALL applicable options, he/she shall receive priority position on the institution’s waiting list for the Automotive Technology, Business Systems Technology, Computer Information Technology, Concrete Technology, Cosmetology, Drafting & CAD Technology, *HVAC/R, *Industrial Electrical Maintenance, and *Machine Tool Technology programs.
Option 1: Complete the Technology Foundations assessment. This assessment provides training in reading, math, writing, listening, and teamwork skills, which are essential to success in all programs at the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro. Successful completion awards 30 hours of credit.
Option 2: (Suggested Prerequisite: Completion of Technology Foundations) Complete the WorkKeys for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) assessment. Students will be assessed in the Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information WorkKeys assessment areas. Once the student receives their test scores, he/she must achieve at least a Bronze or level 3 on all three assessments areas in order to receive a NCRC.
* Option 3: (For HVAC/R, Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Machine Tool programs only) Complete the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training course. Upon successful completion of this training course, the student will receive an OSHA certificate.
FINANCIAL AID (Wilder-Naifeh, Lottery or Pell Grant) IS NOT AVAILABLE TO FUND PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF THE OPTIONS.
Additional testing fees will apply for re-test occurrences. Please check campus computer lab hours/availability to test.
Students wishing to participate in these accelerated career readiness options will be required to pay a $224.00 fee.
Register for Career Readiness options, please click here.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POLICY
An international student is a student who is a citizen or a permanent resident of a country other than the United States. To be admitted as an international student, a person must do the following:
- Submit a completed Application for Admission form to the Student Services Department.
- Request that an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) report with a score of at least 500 on the paper-based test or at least 173 on the computer-based test be forwarded to the Student Services Department at the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro. (The TOEFL is not administered by TTCS.)
- Submit a completed financial statement form.
- Submit evidence of high school graduation or the equivalent, or an official report of a comprehensive GED score of 45 or more, or an official EDP transcript indicating the 65 required competencies, or graduation from a college or university.
- Request that transcripts be forwarded to the Student Services Department from each educational institution previously attended. Applicants must furnish transcripts of all secondary school and college level studies accompanied by official English translations. The applicant is responsible for paying any cost for official translation of foreign language transcripts. Submit copies of appropriate examination certificates to the Student Services Department.
- All international students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis within thirty days from the first day of classes, and failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of further enrollment or admission. In the event that a student either has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment does not present a risk to others and upon the student’s compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
- Submit proof of health insurance.
- Proof of medical vaccinations are required (MMR, Chickenpox, etc.)
Selective Service Registration
All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.
Low-cost accident insurance, available to all students, offers a choice of 24-hour coverage or protection only while attending school and while traveling to and from school. Students are encouraged to purchase accident insurance and may obtain information and applications from the Student Services Office. Students mail their premiums directly to the insurance company.
Calendar of Operations
The Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro operates on a year-round basis dismissing only for observance of legal holidays, teacher in-service, breaks between terms and student vacation days. Hours of operation for Student Services is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Full-time preparatory classes are scheduled five days a week for six hours a day. In addition to full-time day classes, supplemental classes are offered each term. A new evening schedule is prepared for each term.
The calendar for the Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro is based on three equal trimesters that include a minimum of 72 instructional days. The three trimesters are:
Fall: September, October, November, December
Spring: January, February, March, April
Summer: May, June, July, August
- 432 hours = 1 trimester
- 864 hours = 2 trimesters
- 1296 hours = 3 trimesters
- 1728 hours = 4 trimesters
- 2160 hours = 5 trimesters
The Center may extend the ending dates of periods of instruction at any time prior to or during the academic year due to emergencies beyond the reasonable control of the school, including severe weather, loss of utilities, or orders by governing agencies.
The Center reserves the right to cancel any supplemental class scheduled for a given term when the number enrolled is considered insufficient.
Tuition & Fees
Books & Supplies - Students attending the Center must provide the following items:
1. Textbooks, workbooks, paper and pencil
2. Uniforms (where applicable) and other personal items
3. Tools (where applicable)
4. All parts and materials used on personal projects
5. Licensing examination (s) and application fees, as established by licensing board
All materials and supplies purchased by the student become the property of the student.
Click here for an estimated cost per program.
NOTE: Fees are subject to change without notice, The Tennessee Board of Regents reserves the right to add, delete, or change fees for admission to the institution at any time without prior public notice.
Fees - Fees are assessed each term in accordance with an approved fee schedule for Tennessee Technology Centers. Maintenance Fees are based upon the number of clock hours the student is scheduled to attend for the trimester as outlined below. In addition to paying a Maintenance Fee each term, students must pay a Technology Access Fee of $41.00 - $67.00 each trimester. Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, MasterCard, or VISA. No two-party checks or partial payments accepted. Students must pay their fees before being admitted to class each trimester.
2012-2013 Fee Schedule *(Prices Subject to Change)
Hours Maintenance Fee Technology Access Fee Tuition *1-40 $183 $41 $224 *41-80 $247 $41 $288 *81-135 $372 $41 $413 *136-217 $590 $67 $657 218-340 $878 $67 $945 341-432 $982 $67 $1049 * TTC has the option of charging $2.50 per hour within this range. Special Academic Fees: Licensed Practical Nursing $100.00 Per Trimester
Refund of Maintenance Fee
The Center will refund a portion of the maintenance and technology access fee to any student who officially withdraws. All refund checks are mailed directly to the student from the lead institution. Refunds will be made in accordance with the following provisions:
Eligibility for Refunds:
- Voluntary withdrawal of the student from the Center
- Cancellation of a class by the Center
- Death of the student
- Change in full-time student’s schedule which results in a reclassification to a part-time student
Change in a part-time student’s schedule which results in a class load of fewer hours
Students administratively dismissed will not be eligible for refunds
Calculation of the Refund:
- 100% of maintenance and technology access fees will be refunded for classes cancelled by the Center.
- 100% of these fees will be refunded for drops or withdrawals prior to the first official day of classes.
- 100% of these fees will be refunded in the case of death of the student during the term.
- A refund of 75% will be allowed if a course is dropped or student withdraws within the first 10% of the class hours.
- A refund of 50% will be allowed if a course is dropped or a student withdraws within the first 20% of the class hours.
- No refund will be permitted after 20% of the class hours has been completed.
- There will be no refund after the first official day of classes when a minimum fee is collected.
Notice to Students or Prospective Students:
Students or prospective students who wish to file a complaint related to accreditation or regarding violations of state law not resolved at the institution may submit a student complaint form to the Tennessee Board of Regents at 1415 Murfreesboro Rd, Suite 340, Nashville, TN 37217, or by going online and filling out the form electronicallly at http://www.tbr.edu/contact/default.aspx?id=2936 . Under Tennessee's open records law, all or parts of complaints will generally be available for review upon request from a member of the public.
Complaints regarding accreditation can also be made by contacting the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Rd, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, telephone: 1-800-917-2081 (www.council.org).
Complaints of fraud, waste or abuse may be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Tennessee Comptroller's hotline for fraud, waste and abuse at 1-800-232-5454.