I received notice from Southern State Community College today that they are offering three new Associate degrees to their line up. Following is the text of their press release:
Southern State announces three new degree programs
Looking for new opportunities to reinvent yourself? Southern State Community College is now offering three new associate’s degree programs in Entrepreneurship, Food Processing & Technology, and Electromechanical Engineering.
Entrepreneurship – Learn how to start and manage your own business with a degree in Entrepreneurship. You get to be your own boss, set your own work schedule, have fun doing what you want to do, and make money while you’re at it. Yes, it will take dedication, but you already have that; now learn what it will take to succeed.
Food Processing & Technology – This is truly the “job of the future.” Learn how to be a food technologist or any one of the many new job titles that are being created in the ever-expanding food processing industry. With a degree in Food Processing & Technology, you really do get to play with your food.
Electromechanical Engineering – Majoring in this field prepares you for a career of your choice in energy and power generation, component or equipment manufacturing, scientific or engineering services. Feel the power of a well-paid future with a degree in Electromechanical Engineering.
Southern State Community College has cutting-edge technology available to help you gain the skills you need to land in a job you’ll love. To learn more about all the one-year certificate programs and two-year associate’s degree programs we offer, just visit www.sscc.edu/academic/degree-
Editor’s note: It is rumored that the new degree in Food Processing and Technology is related to the needs of a new company that has moved into the Wilmington area. Total Baking Solutions, LLC is a manufacturer of commercial baking equipment and according to the Dayton Daily News is expecting to hire between 300 and 500 new employees as the company expands it’s business. The implication of the article is that other companies may be following in their steps and moving to the area.
It is common that community colleges partner with companies to provide trained people to meet their future employment needs. This gives me reason to believe that the degree in Electromechanical Engineering is meant to meet a prospective employers needs.