Both programs will be phased out at the end of Fall Quarter 2009. For students currently enrolled in the Industrial Systems Technology Program, school officials are making plans for them to complete their studies.
"Students in the programs will be advised and/or counseled and a personal plan and schedule will be developed for them so that they may accomplish their goal. Business and industry will still be served by offering non-credit training through Economic Development for Industrial Systems programs," said Dr. Tanya Gorman, vice president of academic affairs for DeKalb Technical College.
Currently there are 31 students enrolled in Industrial systems courses at the Covington Campus. Of those, 25 have been taking only one course per quarter for the past year. The closing of the Industrial Systems Technology Program will necessitate the elimination of one full time faculty position. The consolidation of the Air Conditioning Technology program will require the transfer of one full time faculty position from the Covington Campus to the Clarkston Campus.