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College Profile: Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville

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The basic philosophy of the Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville is that citizens should have the privilege and opportunity to reach as high a station in life as they are capable of reaching or desire to reach. Recognizing that all people do not have the same background, abilities, or desires and therefore cannot be fitted into the same mold, the objective of the Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville is that each student is treated as an individual. Individualized instruction is utilized to the maximum in most programs. The school policy provides that a student may enter a program when a vacancy occurs (except in Practical Nursing and Truck Driving). Education starts a the student's own level of competence and progress to the level desired within the limitations of the school. Individualized instruction provides the student with the highest quality instruction possible in the chosen occupational area.

Development of specific skills and knowledge in an individual is not sufficient. Desirable worker characteristics are also emphasized to develop character, good work habits, reliability, honesty, and respect for authority, all of which are need for a productive society.

The primary mission of the Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville is to provide education for persons who desire, need and can benefit from the instructional experience provided.

Technical education is the kind of education people need to qualify for more than 80 percent of the available jobs in America. The purpose of all skill enhancing programs is to dignify and to upgrade the social status of technical jobs and the people who work in these positions.

Student life at the Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville is anything but usual. In fact, you’ll find that we’re a very active campus. Students, faculty, and staff alike lend their time and talents toward creating a campus culture that is both informative and fun.

The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville is a modern educational facility designed to simulate the occupational environment found in business and industry. The controlling purpose of the programs offered is to prepare individuals for useful and gainful occupations thereby enhancing their potential for employment.

Efforts are made to update equipment and program content in order to provide educational experiences necessary for an era of rapid technological change. The administrative and instructional staff are comprised of skilled and knowledgeable individuals who are competent in an occupational field as well as being proficient instructors. The staff regularly attends special in-service activities such as factory service schools, state directed workshops, fields trips, and university courses.

Graduates of the Tennessee Technology Center should not be expected to compete with persons who have developed skills and experience on the job. Students are considered "entry-level" in a respective occupation.
1405 Madison St
Shelbyville, TN
931-685-5013 (general)
931-685-5013 (financial aid)
931-685-5013 (admissions)


General Information
Other Names Shelbyville Tech
Type Public, 2-year
Control Public
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Town: Distant
Calendar System Continuous
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Student Body
558 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

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