Textile Management Curriculum Undergoes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/23/2006
CONTACT: STAN COMPTON, 646-1441
(By Lisa Garrett)
PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical Collegeís Textile Management Technology
Department has undergone a name change and has modified the curriculum
to allow the flexibility to match technical specialties with the studentsí
individual career paths.
"Titled Industrial Supervision Technology, this revised curriculum
allows us to continue to serve the textile industry as we have since
1973, while offering other industries based in our service area a program
to call their own, as well," said Stan Compton, program coordinator
for the new Industrial Supervision Technology program.
For the textile majors, the curriculum wonít change at all -- only
in name, said Compton. These students will continue to take textile
courses, but other students interested in the Industrial Supervision
Technology major can select from a variety of industrial and engineering
technology concentrations that include electronics, engineering graphics,
heating ventilation and air conditioning, industrial maintenance, machine
tool, quality assurance and welding.
"Students can tailor their concentrations to suit their goals
or their current employers," added Compton.
"While our loyalty to the textile industry remains intact, we
can reach out to area industries and offer them a degree program customized
for their industry to fill the void that has been there. Itís a win-win
situation for all," he added.
The students will become more marketable and area industry will have
a selection of technical concentrations that previously was restricted
only to textiles, he explained.
"Industry demands a strong foundation in quality assurance, industrial
safety, production environment supervisory skills and a heavy application
of technical coursework unique to industry. The Industrial Supervision
Technology major will address all of them," said Compton.
For more information, contact Stan Compton at 646-1441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.