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This release prepared by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,

Textile Management Curriculum Undergoes Name Change

(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



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