Wednesday, April 21, 2010

TTU Students Excel On National Exam

The 26 seniors in Tennessee Tech University’s Manufacturing and Industrial Technology program who recently took a national certification exam all passed the exam while the national pass rate was less than 55 percent.The seniors all passed the exam given by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, the organization in their field that sets standards for academic program accreditation, personal certification, and professional development. TTU’s MIT department is accredited by ATMAE.“I feel very proud of our students and being part of TTU’s MIT Department and the College of Engineering,” said TTU’s MIT Department Chairperson Ahmed ElSawy. “Meanwhile, I am grateful to my colleagues from the Colleges of Art and Sciences and College of Business in helping prepare our students to meet this high caliber standard.”The exam covers a variety of subjects within the industrial technology discipline, but it also tests students’ proficiency in areas including chemistry, English, business law and psychology. TTU’s average score was 110; the national average was 68.