Executive Summary – September 2018 Quarterly Meeting
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APPROVAL OF NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS
(Vice Chancellor Randy Schulte)
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education (A.A.S.)
Southwest Tennessee Community College proposes the establishment of a new Associates of
Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Funeral Services Education. The program will be delivered at
the Whitehaven Center and will be the first of its kind offered at a public college in Tennessee.
Tennessee has one of the highest levels of employment for funeral service jobs in the country. There
are more than 370 establishments in the State with annual sales of $316 million. Workforce data
supports the need for the proposed program.
The program was developed with input from a 25-member advisory board composed of funeral
directors and mortuary services providers and has strong support from these industry representatives.
The program is designed to meet the requirements for accreditation through the American Board of
Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), Committee on Accreditation.
Terminate Industrial Maintenance-Mechatronics pending the approval
of the Industrial Maintenance Integrated Automation program.
Program change is requested to better serve the needs of local
manufacturing workforce needs.
Inactivate Cosmetology Instructor Training program due to TN State
Board of Cosmetology rules and Regulations changes.
Terminate the Welding Technology program at the Anderson County
Career and Technical Center Instructional Service Center due to low
completion and placement rates per COE benchmarks
McMinnville Increase program length for the Industrial Electricity program from
1728 clock hours to 2592 clock hours
Murfreesboro Add an evening program offering of the Industrial Electrical
Maintenance-Mechatronics program at the Smyrna campus to
accommodate a student wait list of 80 potential enrollees
Murfreesboro Add an afternoon program offering of the Cosmetology program to
enrollee wait listed students.
Murfreesboro Increase program length for Heating, Air Conditioning, and
Refrigeration from 1296 clock hours to 1464 clock hours to meet the
changing demands coming from industry
Terminate the Early Childhood Education program due to low