Jul 22, 2020 | Grants , Featured , Science, Technology and Math

Grant to Support Middle College Mechatronics Program

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. July 22, 2020) - - - Columbia State recently received a $200,000 grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents to support the Middle College Mechatronics program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The mechatronics program currently serves five high schools in Columbia State’s nine-county service area including Fairview High School, East Hickman High School, Columbia Central High School, Spring Hill High School and Mt. Pleasant High School. The grant funding will allow the program to extend to Lawrence County High School. 

“We are excited to expand the program and offer mechatronics at Lawrence County High School,” said Mehran Mostajir, Columbia State engineering systems technology program director. “We have seen a lot of success come from the program in the other schools thus far and look forward to its future successes.”

It is expected that more than 70 students will participate in the program this coming academic year.

The program offers certification in OSHA, as well as engineering systems technology. Students in the dual enrollment program will receive credit for courses taken toward the technical certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in engineering systems technology at Columbia State.

For more information about the mechatronics program, contact Mostajir at mmostajir@ColumbiaState.edu