3 Chattanooga State Degrees Gain ABET Accreditation

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chattanooga State Community College’s Design/Drafting Engineering Technology, Non-Destructive Testing Technology and Nuclear Power Engineering Technology programs of study received accreditation from the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET is the recognized accrediting body for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.

“Maintaining accredited programs are not only good for the college but ensures that our students are receiving a rigorous and relevant educational experience,” said Lyn Price, coordinator for engineering technology division. “It confirms program consistency, demands continuous improvement, and sets benchmarks for programs to achieve. ABET assists in verifying that the quality and rigor of a program meets what business and industry demands. It’s an affirmation that Chattanooga State’s engineering technology programs are meeting the same rigorous standards as some of the leading institutions around the country like Purdue or Texas A&M - for similar programs.” 

According to Tim McGhee, dean of the engineering technology division, “the ABET site teams were very impressed with our industry advisory boards during their visit.  Our business partners represent the needs of their respective industries and make the connections between our programs and the competencies necessary for our graduates to be successful as engineering technicians – we sincerely appreciate their time, many talents, and commitment to this effort.” 

Chattanooga State’s Engineering Technology Division now has nine ETAC-ABET accredited programs: Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Design/Drafting Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Non-Destructive Testing Technology, Nuclear Power Engineering Technology, and Radiation Protection concentrations in the AAS Engineering Technology degree, Automated Controls and Computer Systems concentration in the AAS Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology degree and one ASAC-ABET accredited program: General Engineering in the AAS Applied Science degree.

For more information about ABET accredited engineering technology programs at Chattanooga State, contact Amanda Bennett at 423 697-2496 or amanda.bennett@chattanoogastate.edu


Bandy Center To Host Ghostly Program

Dalton State College’s Bandy Heritage Center invites enthusiasts of all things paranormal to join author Connie Hall Scott on a journey through a host of spectral things that go bump in the night. In a program that is free and open to the public, the Bandy Center will sponsor a presentation of Scott’s book, “Haunted Dalton,” on Tuesday from 6 to 7 pm in Room 105 of Dalton State ... (click for more)

Paige Atchley, Of Hixson, Receives University Of Tennessee's Torchbearer Award

The University of Tennessee honored its 2014 Chancellor’s Honor Recipients’ at a banquet on Wednesday. Twelve students were honored as Torchbearers. The Torchbearer award is the highest honor a University of Tennessee graduate can receive. Paige Atchley, 22, a native of Hixson, and a 2010 graduate of Soddy Daisy High School received this award. She is the daughter of Greg and ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced on Thursday, Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., as his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)

Use The Current Rail System Already In Place - And Response (2)

Why spend $20 million or more on an unproven system to run from the Southside of Chattanooga when we already have the beginnings of a system?  The question apparently has surfaced of why the Choo Choo City doesn't have a rail line. We do have a rail line with the Tennessee Valley RR Museum and their hardware. And they already make runs from the Southside to close to Enterprise ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning. The NLRB judge certified the VW workers’ February vote to turn away the UAW at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen manufacturing plant ... (click for more)