Executive Summary – December 2018 Quarterly Meeting
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Implementation of a Health Information Management Technology- hybrid program at TCAT
Implementation of an Administrative Office Technology program at TCAT Jacksboro-Jellico
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
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.
Review and Approve TCAT Degree Targets
The Board will receive a report about Drive to 55 targets for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied
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
Summary of Proposal
Inactivate the Machine Tool
Technology evening program due
to low enrollment.