School board approves materials for dual-enrollment partnership


The Maury County Board of Education’s Zoning and Facilities Committee unanimously approved the purchase of materials and training for the district’s Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology duel-enrollment partnership with Columbia State Community College.

Also commonly referred to as mechatronics, a field of study combining electronics and mechanical engineering with a concentration on manufacturing, the program will give Maury County’s high schoolers the chance to graduate with an associate degree along with their regular diploma.

“It’s putting practical learning in the hands of students so they can start working on their associate degree,” Maury County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Marczak said, following Thursday’s meeting.

The purchase will cover the materials, hardware and books used to teach courses in basic electricity, hydraulic/pneumatic fundamentals, principals of instrumentation, workplace safety and electrical, piping and pneumatic installation.

Read the full story HERE from the Columbia Daily Herald

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