The South Carolina Advanced Technological Education (SC ATE) National Resource Center for Engineering Technology (ET) Education serves as a central resource for the two-year college ET community. The SC ATE National Resource Center provides this "one-stop shopping" web site for accessing best practices and exemplary materials for recruiting and retaining students, as well as for teaching engineering technology. In addition, SC ATE provides resources for potential and current ET students and for businesses and industries who hire associate degree ET graduates.
An integrated, problem-based curriculum, collaborative teaching strategies and extensive active learning techniques-together with faculty and student teams-form the cornerstone of the Center's successful strategy. These tools are a nationally-acclaimed model for recruiting, retaining, and graduating more students in engineering technology programs.
The Center is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Florence-Darlington Technical College (Florence, SC) in partnership with Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, SC).
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