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Fairview High School Students Graduate with College Credentials In-Hand

When eight Fairview students crossed the stage at their high school graduation, they were also recognized for earning a technical certificate or associate degree in engineering systems technology from Columbia State Community College.

“This is an achievement not easily attained,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president. “I am proud of all of the students who put in hard work to graduate from the program.”

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Chattanooga State’s SETWorks Students Earn Industry-Recognized Credentials for Employment

The first cohort of SETWorks (Southeast Tennessee Works) recently completed their in-class training, celebrating with a completion ceremony at Chattanooga State Community College. A total of 13 individuals celebrated their completion of the first half of this innovative work-based learning program that was funded by the Benwood Foundation.

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Pellissippi State breaks ground for Bill Haslam Center for Math and Science

Pellissippi State Community College broke ground today on a new academic building on its Hardin Valley Campus and announced that the building has been named the Bill Haslam Center for Math and Science.

As governor of Tennessee from 2011 to 2019, Haslam was key to establishing Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect, last-dollar scholarships that provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee.

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Southwest's Police Services/Public Safety Dept. is one of three finalists for national award of excellence

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Police Services/Public Safety Department is one of three national finalists vying for the American Association of Community Colleges 2019 Awards of Excellence in the category of Community College Safety and Planning. The prestigious award recognizes exceptional work among the nation’s 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions. The other finalists are College of DuPage in Illinois and Rockland Community College in New York.

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Columbia State extends MTSU Promise to its students for seamless transfers

Columbia State Community College signed an agreement Wednesday (Feb. 6) to extend the MTSU Promise to Columbia State Community College students. MTSU Promise is a pathway established for students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.

Columbia State is the fifth community college to join the MTSU Promise program, where the university pledges support to help students at partner schools complete their associate degree, then move forward in seeking a four-year degree.

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ChattState Hosts First Annual Girl Scouts STEM Day

Chattanooga State Community College recently hosted its first annual Girl Scouts STEM Day for middle and high school girls on the main campus. Thirty-eight Girl Scouts participated in eight, two-hour workshops. This free event provided opportunities for scouts to learn about CAD, robotics, nuclear science, website design, chemical engineering technology, coding, 3D printing, and computer technicians. 

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New partnership gives Jackson-Madison County high school students new opportunities at TCAT Jackson

Students in the Jackson-Madison County School System will soon have a new opportunity to get a jumpstart on post-secondary coursework through a new partnership with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson.  Starting in January, Career Technical Education (CTE) classes will be expanded at three JMCSS high schools with the option of dual credit or dual enrollment for students through TCAT Jackson.

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Mother of two determined to break stereotypes in Advanced Maintenance Technology at JSCC

A married mother of two young children, Asia Ricketts is not your typical student in Jackson State Community College’s Advanced Maintenance Technician (AMT) Co-op.

The 26-year-old Huntingdon resident is Jackson State's first and only woman so far in the college's AMT co-op program. She has embraced the program, attending classes two days a week at Jackson State and learning hands-on experience while working three days a week as a co-op employee at Toyota Bodine in Jackson.

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Roane State professor Ted Stryk has key role in historic NASA mission

A Roane State professor had a front-row seat and a major role when NASA's New Horizon spacecraft flew by a small object 20-30 miles across and billions of miles away from Earth, at the edge of the solar system, as 2018 turned to 2019.

The New Year's flyby of the icy Ultima Thule may answer questions about the origin of the solar system, said Ted Stryk, who teaches philosophy and English at Roane State and is an expert at analyzing images of planets and other objects in space.

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