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The division of Technical Education provides a high quality education for students who wish to enter careers in business, industry, or agriculture. The division provides support for students in their pursuit of A.A.S. degrees, technical program certificates, and A.S. degrees designed to transfer to four-year institutions. In addition, the division assists business and industry by acting as a resource to promote technology transfer and innovative solutions to problems associated with agriculture, information technology, or manufacturing.

Agriculture Department

The department of Agriculture provides high quality education and training for students who wish to enter fields related to animal science, crop production, turfgrass management, or greenhouse management.

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Technical Certificates

Computer and Information Science Department

The department of Computer and Information Science prepares individuals for employment as computer professionals and/or the successful transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. The department emphasizes the development of competence in the use of the computer and the various information technologies.

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Engineering Technology Department

The department of Engineering Technology prepares students to assume highly skilled technical and supervisory positions in business and industry. The program contains five specialized concentrations of study including: Drafting and Design, Electrical/Electronics, Biomedical Equipment, Electromechanical, and Manufacturing. Each of the concentrations has a common core of course work designed to provide a fundamental background in general education and specific course work in Engineering Technology. Students are required to take a minimum of 12 semester hours of technical course work at Walters State Community College.

  • The 2012 Institutional Fact Book indicated that 85% of Engineering Technology graduates were successfully furthering their education or had gained employment in their field of study within one year of graduation.
  • The average MAPP Exit Exam score for Engineering Technology graduates in 2010 exceeded the overall college average.
  •  Per US Department of Labor statistics, average starting salaries in Tennessee for graduates  of two-year Engineering Technology programs like those offered at WSCC range from $21,200 in Biomedical Equipment Technology to $30,500 for Drafting and Design graduates.
  •  Per US Department of Labor statistics, the average growth for these concentrations in Tennessee is estimated at 15% through 2016.

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Clean Energy Technology Department

The department Clean Energy Technology is an associate of applied science degree program, and is designed to train students who wish to enter the job market in selected areas of the clean energy field.

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Technical Certificates