JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Jacksboro is encouraging local juniors and seniors and their parents to check out its dual enrollment program.

Dual enrollment is when a high school student receives credit at two institutions at the same time. At the high school level, the class is applied toward their high school diploma while at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology they are receiving hours toward their programs certificate or diploma.

Brady Huddleston, Camilla Gambrel and Tim Smith with TCAT at a career event in May at Campbell High.

Dual enrollment allows students to complete a college education at an accelerated rate, as well as allowing for an easier transition into the student’s college program of study.

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation’s (TSAC) Dual Enrollment Grant provides a cost-effective way for high school students to earn college hours for free. Parents and students are encouraged to schedule a tour of the campus this summer to check out the many programs and career training at TCAT.

TCAT President Debbie Petree, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and TCAT Counselor Camilla Gambrel at the 2021 Campbell County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

For more information, call Camilla Gambrel at 423-566-9629 Ext. 123 and schedule a tour this summer. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/12/2021-6AM)