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Academic Calendar

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest operates on a year-round basis dismissing only for observance of legal holidays, teacher in-service, breaks between terms and student vacation days.  Full-time preparatory classes are scheduled five days a week for six hours a day.  

The calendar for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest is based on three equal trimesters that include 216 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 college 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.


There are currently no dates in the Academic Calendar. This will be updated soon.