Calhoun: #1 in Nation
Calhoun Remains #1 in the Nation for Advanced Manufacturing Degree Training
Calhoun Community College has again been recognized as the nation's top higher education institution in the annual Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialist International) Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician degree rankings, one of the most well-respected assessments among colleges and universities.
According to the latest ranking, which includes...
... over 350 institutions across the United States, Calhoun remains No. 1 for the second year in a row. Colleges such as Texas A & M University-College Station, Jacksonville State University, Kansas State University and Los Angeles Valley College were among the competition. “The Technologies Division at Calhoun faced many tough challenges during the pandemic,” commented John Holley, Calhoun Dean of Technologies. “Hands-on instruction is extremely difficult to teach while social distancing. Not only did we adjust our programs to keep our students and instructors safe, but we were able to do that and remain number one across the nation for awarding advanced manufacturing degrees. That is most certainly a feather in the hat for our team and I couldn’t be more proud,” added Holley.
The need for skilled manufacturing workers continues to rise across the nation as more high-tech and defense jobs are in great demand. Calhoun’s technology programs prepare students to quickly enter the workforce. The curriculum and core training is mirrored to real-life work scenarios in the manufacturing industry. This unique form of training not only provides students with a mock workplace, but it helps them to become quickly acclimated to the manufacturing working environment.
“Excited is an understatement for how I felt when I heard the great news about our ranking,” said Calhoun Interim President Dr. Jimmy Hodges. “Advanced Manufacturing and workforce training are very near and dear to my heart. I truly believe what we do here at Calhoun with our training is life-changing for any student that walks through our doors. Not only do we provide students with a skill set that will land them a great job with great pay, but we connect them with partner companies to earn an income while they train,” added Hodges.
To learn more about Calhoun’s Advanced Manufacturing programs, visit www.calhoun.edu/technologies.
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