CSCC’s Advanced Technologies Institute Program’s Signing Day

CSCC’s Advanced Technologies Institute Program’s Signing Day

Napierra Alexander
Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:00 AM
Employees, All, Community, Academics, Students, TBR

Cleveland State Community College is giving students the opportunity to get a head start by working in their career through the Advanced Technologies Institute (ATI). Tuesday, participants in the program signed with our partnering companies to start their real-world experience in the manufacturing industry. 

“Signing day is such an exciting time for our students, parents, and business and industry partners.” Stated Dr. Patty Weaver, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development. “This is a great opportunity for our industry partners to educate with the college and build a future pipeline of employees.  It is awesome to see the excitement on our students’ faces as they begin their journey to a future career.”

Advanced Technologies Institute blends classroom instruction with on-site manufacturing

experience at various industry partner sites. Classes such as Electrical Components, Mechanical

Components & Electric Motors, Electro-Pneumatic & Hydraulic Control, and Digital

Fundamentals and PLCs will be offered, among numerous other courses geared toward a career

in the manufacturing industry. Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn an associate

degree in mechatronics technology. For those students interested in an engineering/STEAM path

this will be an easy transition to Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) or University of

Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).


Students in the ATI are able to choose from concentrations such as Computer Information

Technology, Mechatronics Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical

Electromechanical Technology, Engineering Systems Technology, HVAC and Refrigeration and

Welding. ATI allows students to “earn while they learn.” Benefits of the institute include:

  1. A debt-free education
  2. The ability to earn wages while in school
  3. Gain real world experience
  4. Work with local world-class manufacturers
  5. Enter the job market with industry training and skills
  6. And the opportunities to transfer to a university


In order to be selected, candidates are asked to submit an application for the college as well as a

separate application for the ATI. These prospective students are selectively chosen and accepted

based on academic success, ACT / SAT scores, written essay and commitment to work in a team

and problem-solving environment.

For more information on Cleveland State’s ATI, visit the website at or contact Dr. Patty Weaver at (423) 614-8763.







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