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Executive Summary – December 2018 Quarterly Meeting

Page 6 of 8

Implementation of a Health Information Management Technology- hybrid program at TCAT

Crump

Implementation of an Administrative Office Technology program at TCAT Jacksboro-Jellico

High School

Implementation of a Welding program at TCAT Jacksboro- Jellico High School

Academic Actions for December 2018 Requiring Only Notification to Vice Chancellor:

One (1) academic actions were submitted by a TCAT institution to the Vice Chancellor for

approval based on section C of the TBR Policy: 2:01:02:00, requiring only notification to the

Vice Chancellor. Appropriate documentation to support need was provided. The proposal is as

follows:

C.

Approval of New Degree Programs for Community Colleges

Roane State Community Colleges proposes the establishment of a new Associates Degree of

Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Chemical Engineering Technology. The proposed program will be

offered primarily at Roane State’s Oak Ridge Branch campus. Some courses will be offered at the

Clinton Site and components/laboratory experiences will be delivered at the Wacker Institute in

partnership with Chattanooga State Community College. This program will target both full-time

students and on incumbent workers.

This will be the first degree of its kind offered at a public community college in Tennessee.

However, Chattanooga State Community Colleges offers a certificate program. Roane State was

recently approved to offer the certificate program as well.

The projected annual salary of Chemical Engineering Technologists is $65,000 to $70,000.

Letters of support were provided from: 1) the HR Director with Tate & Lyle in Knoxville, 2) the

Production Training Manager at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, and 3) the

President of UCOR in Oak Ridge. These employers helped develop the curriculum and

documented both a short-term and long-term demand for graduates of the program.

TBR staff conducted a site visit to evaluate the facilities, equipment, and other resources needed

for the proposed program. Roane State Community College is prepared to deliver a much

needed, high quality A.A.S. in Chemical Engineering Technology.

D.

Review and Approve TCAT Degree Targets

The Board will receive a report about Drive to 55 targets for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied

Technology.

In 2015, the state’s Master Plan for Tennessee Postsecondary Education established targets for

the number of credentials that needed to be awarded by 2025 to meet the goals of the Drive to 55.

THEC, in conjunction with TBR, worked to determine estimates of TBR’s share of the statewide

goal.

College

Summary of Proposal

New

Costs/Funding

Source

Approval/

Implementation

Date

Shelbyville

Inactivate the Machine Tool

Technology evening program due

to low enrollment.

None

August 2021