August 11, 2003

CONTACT: Kimberly Stark, (901) 333-4023 Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247

SOUTHWEST TO SHOW OFF ITS PROGRAMS  AT TEC EXPO AUGUST 17

Southwest Tennessee Community College will present the programs offered in its Division of Business, Career Studies, and Technologies at TEC expo August 17 from 1 to 5 p.m., on the Macon Cove campus, 5983 Macon Cove.

The event is designed “to give potential students, parents, employers and the general community an opportunity to learn about the certificate and technical degree programs offered at Southwest”, said Donna Toole, Interim Dean of Business, Career Studies, and Technologies. “This is our effort to specifically market our programs and to recruit students.”

The foyer of the Farris Building next to the college’s Media Gallery will serve as the entrance to the event. Booths will be set up in the adjacent hallway and Division faculty will be on hand “to give demonstrations, meet with potential students, and answer questions about their programs of study,” said Toole.

Additionally, staff will be available from Admissions, Records and Recruitment, and the Bursar’s Office to answer questions and accept applications for enrollment. Student Ambassadors and members of Alpha Beta Gamma business honor society will escort participants to the Fulton Building to tour the facilities and participate in demonstrations by the Engineering Technologies and Industrial and Environmental Technologies faculty. For more information, call (901) 333-4131.

Registration for the fall semester at Southwest is August 18 at the Whitehaven Center and Fayette Site, August 19 at the Southeast Center, August 20 at the Millington and Gill Centers, and August 21 and 22 at all centers and the two main campuses. Classes begin August 27.

Southwest, Tennessee’s largest two-year college, serves more than 12,000 students in Memphis, Shelby and Fayette counties, and the Tri-State area.

Southwest offers 39 programs for career studies and transfer degrees, 37 two-year programs leading to immediate career entry through the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, and more than 40 areas of interest in traditional university transfer programs through the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

In addition, Southwest offers Academic Certificate and Technical Certificate Programs in 28 areas, usually completed in no more than one year, that prepare students for immediate-entry positions in high-demand, specialized fields.

Southwest, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.