Technology Foundations Program
Each student enrolling in a full-time program of study, except Practical Nursing, must complete a skill assessment in the Technology Foundations Lab. This assessment is usually conducted within the first week of enrollment following orientation. If students are found to be deficient in reading, writing or math, skills are renewed in the foundations lab during a two-hour study period, one day per week.
Students may enroll in the Technology Foundations program for personal educational development or in preparation for taking the General Education Development (GED) test.
Tennessee Technology Center graduates are required to be proficient in reading, writing and mathematics to enable them to be gainfully employed. The Technology Foundations program consists of a number of instructional activities in the fundamental skills needed to be a productive member of society.
All full-time students attending the Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton will receive a personal assessment of their individual reading, writing, mathematics and study skills. If improvement is needed, students will be required to attend the Technology Foundations program as part of their regular instructional day. Students may remain in this program until the desired basic skill level is attained.
No student will be awarded a certificate or diploma by the Tennessee Technology Center without first having passed the Technology Foundations program, a requirement of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Additional program areas available in the Technology Lab include GED Preparation, Study Skills, Nursing Entrance Test Preparation and High School Credit Recovery.
All graduates of the Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton are encouraged to obtain a high school diploma or GED to be competitive in the job market.