Southwest Tennessee Community College

September 3, 2003

For information, contact: Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023, or Marilyn Duncan (901) 333-4247

Southwest Engineering Programs Receive Re-accreditation

Seven engineering technology programs offered at Southwest Tennessee Community College have been approved for re-accreditation.

The Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has approved accreditation for Architectural Engineering Technology, Civil/Construction Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Telecommunication Engineering Technology.

Dr. Greg Maksi and all the faculty of the Engineering Technologies Department are to be commended for their efforts in maintaining quality engineering technology programs, states Donna Toole, interim dean of Business, Career Studies and Technologies.

Southwest, Tennessees largest two-year college, serves more than 12,000 students in Memphis, Shelby and Fayette counties, and the Tri-State area.

Southwest offers 39 programs for career studies and transfer, 37 two-year programs leading to immediate career entry through the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, and more than 40 areas of interest in traditional university transfer programs through the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

In addition, Southwest offers Academic Certificate and Technical Certificate programs in 28 areas. Technical certificates are usually completed in no more than one year, and prepare students for immediate entry positions in high-demand, specialized fields.

Southwest, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.