Pellissippi State reshapes Engineering Technology to meet community needs

Pellissippi State Community College is combining several programs and concentrations and creating one interdisciplinary program (Engineering Technology) to provide broader background knowledge and skills for graduates and to better serve the community.

Effective fall semester, the college will merge its four Engineering Technology programs -- Civil, Computer Integrated Drafting and Design, Electrical and Mechanical -- and two of MET’s concentrations -- Manufacturing and Mechanical --into one Associate of Applied Science degree program with seven concentrations.

“The Engineering Technology redesign was brought about in response to the changing needs of local industries as reflected in surveys and discussions as well as advice from the program’s industrial advisory committees,” said Margaret Ann Jeffries, dean of the Engineering and Media Technologies Department at Pellissippi State.

The new Engineering Technology will offer concentrations in CET, CIDD, EET, MET, Industrial Automation, Industrial Maintenance (“Mechatronics”) and Manufacturing.

All of the concentrations within the new degree program include 9 hours of common core courses. Two of the courses also will be available to high school students in the Dual Enrollment program.

For more information on the Engineering Technology program and its concentrations, visit or contact Margaret Ann Jeffries, or 865-539-7084.

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