Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville

Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville

= Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville =

**James L. Bomar Jr. Campus

**History

The Tennessee Technology Center at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelbyville,_Tennessee Shelbyville] is one of 46 institutions in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_board_of_regents Tennessee Board of Regents] System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six technology centers. More than 80 percent of all [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee Tennessee] students attending public institutions are enrolled in a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.

This institution was authorized by House Bill 633, passed by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_General_Assembly Tennessee General Assembly] on March 15, 1963, and approved by the Governor on March 22, 1963.

The center was governed by the Tennessee Department of Education until 1983 when control was transferred to the Tennessee Board of Regents by House Bill 697 and Senate Bill 746.

Located on a twenty acre tract of land at 1405 Madison Street (U.S. Highway 41-A) approximately two miles east of downtown Shelbyville, the center serves individuals from a broad geographical area including but not limited to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_County,_Tennessee Bedford] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_County,_Tennessee Coffee] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Tennessee Franklin] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_Tennessee Lincoln] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_County,_Tennessee Marshall] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_County,_Tennessee Moore] , and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutherford_County,_Tennessee Rutherford] counties.

The first of its kind to be constructed, the [http://www.ttcshelbyville.edu Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville] , opened its doors on November 30, 1964, for full-time preparatory programs with forty-one students enrolled in six programs (Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Auto Mechanics, Drafting, Industrial Electricity, Machine Shop and Welding).

In January 1965, evening programs (part-time) were opened in each of the six original areas. The following full-time program changes have been made since 1965:

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1968 Office Occupations added

1969 General Masonry added

1976 Practical Nursing added

1980 Construction Electricity added

1981 Auto Body Repair added

1984 Industrial Maintenance added

1984 General Masonry closed

1984 Construction Electricity closed

1995 Truck Driving added

1999 Computer Operations Technology added

2001 Computer Operations Technology added (Online Program)

2003 Drafting (AutoCAD Technology added) (Online Program)

2004 Patient Care Technician added

2005 Business Systems Technology added (Online Program)

2007-2008 Computer Operations Technology changed to Computer Information Technology

2007-2008 Autobody changed to Collision Repair

In 1981 the school was expanded to give more space for existing programs. In July of 1994, the name was changed by the Tennessee Legislature to "Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville".

The most recent expansion began in 1996 with the addition of approximately 17,700 square feet and renovation to the existing building.

The expansion brought the total square footage of the center to approximately 61,250 square feet. Also included in the expansion was money for the upgrade of equipment in all program and classroom areas.

Plans are to expand the school to include a building on the southern portion of the school's grounds by 2015. Remote campuses were added in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_Tennessee Winchester] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_Tennessee Fayetteville, Tennessee] .

The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville is accredited by the [http://www.council.org Council of Occupational Education] (COE).

References

* [http://www.ttcshelbyville.edu Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville]
* [http://www.tbr.edu/schools/default.aspx?id=2654 TBR Technology Center Profile]
* [http://www.tbr.edu Tennessee Board of Regents]
* [http://www.rodp.org Regents Online Degree Program]
* [http://www.rodp.org/ttc/degrees/certificate.htm Online Programs for TTC's]


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