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TCC Helps Power Manufacturing
Sector with New Technology Degree
Application deadline Nov. 25
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - (Oct. 29, 2003) - As news of Hampton Roads'
healthy manufacturing sector spreads, Tidewater Community College's
TCC has developed a specialized Manufacturing Engineering Technology
degree program (MET) in technical studies, in cooperation with
Stihl Inc.; applications needed by Nov. 25. The program matches
industry needs for a workforce that can use the latest technology
and can problem-solve on-the-job.
Following the successful cooperative education model (co-op),
the program blends academic courses with hands-on, paid work
experience. It partners with area manufacturing firms; the companies
will interview applicants for co-op positions as part of the
Each semester, students will attend college full time for eight
weeks, then work as cooperative education students for eight
more weeks. Students graduate with an Associate in Applied Science
Degree: Technical Studies.
Available to all students, MET may particularly interest military
retirees, recent high school graduates and current manufacturing
MET class topics include engineering drawing, computer-aided
drafting/design, technical report writing, project management,
beginning German, statistical quality control, materials for
industry, and automated manufacturing systems.
NOTE: Application deadline is November 25; please
call 757.822.1183 for information.
Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications