Chattanooga State Unveils High-Tech Manufacturing Center

Chattanooga State Community College opens a new Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Chattanooga State Community College celebrated the grand opening of its new Advanced Manufacturing Center on Friday, March 1, marking a significant milestone in the college’s commitment to providing cutting-edge career opportunities to its students. The center, which officially opened its doors to students in January 2024, represents a $21.7 million investment in the future of manufacturing education.

Spanning approximately 45,000 square feet, the state-of-the-art TCAT Advanced Manufacturing Building is designed to house a variety of programs including Industrial Electricity, Industrial Maintenance-Mechatronics, Industrial Automation, Computer Support Technician, Medical Assisting, and Administrative Office Professional. The facility also features an expanded Student Services Department and adds 80 new parking spaces to accommodate the growing student body.

The grand opening event featured several distinguished speakers, including Chattanooga State President Dr. Rebecca Ashford, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Dr. Flora W. Tydings, ChattState/TCAT Chattanooga Vice President for Economic & Workforce Development Bo Drake, Computer Support Technician Student John Jordan, and State Senator Bo Watson. Their speeches highlighted the importance of the Advanced Manufacturing Center in meeting the evolving needs of the manufacturing industry and preparing students for successful careers.

For those interested in learning more about the programs and opportunities available at the new center, a brief video summary is available here. Additionally, a student’s perspective on the impact of the new center can be found here.

Chattanooga State Community College is part of the College System of Tennessee, the state’s largest public higher education system, which serves approximately 140,000 students across 13 community colleges, 24 colleges of applied technology, and the online TN eCampus. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

For more information, contact Richard Locker at 615-366-4417 or follow the College System of Tennessee on Twitter @CollegeSystemTN.

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