Volunteer State Community College Receives Initial Accreditation for the Mechatronics A.A.S. Program

Program Chair, Tim Dean of Volunteer State Community College
students working on a mechatronic screen

GALLATIN (November 9, 2022) – Leaders of the Mechatronics program at Volunteer State Community College received confirmation today that full accreditation was awarded for the program for the next two years. Chair of the Mechatronics program, Tim Dean received notification today while attending the meeting held at The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Conference taking place in Louisville, Kentucky. ATMAE is the accrediting body for the program.

During the meeting, findings from Vol State’s initial site visit from this past April were presented along with the accreditation announcement. Upon hearing the news, Dean shared, “Accreditation by ATMAE is a recognition of the quality of the Mechatronics Technology program at Vol State. ATMAE accreditation requires not only adherence to academic standards but also a commitment to continuous improvement. We are thrilled that all our students, graduates, and employers have this assurance of quality.”

Dean of Math and Science for Vol State, Shane Talbott stated, “We are delighted to have this initial accreditation to ensure the academic rigor and hands-on learning will continue seamlessly for our students to be job ready upon graduation.”

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the integration of electrical and mechanical systems and includes robotics, automation, and industrial controls. Volunteer State Community College offers the program at the Gallatin and Cookeville campus locations.


About Vol State Community College 

Volunteer State Community College is a public, two-year community college located just north of Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1971, the college has grown to four campus locations in Gallatin, Livingston, Cookeville, and Springfield with over 100 areas of study offered. With over 7,000 students, Vol State is a leading higher education provider for eleven counties in middle Tennessee. For more information about this program, go to www.volstate.edu/mechatronics 

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