To meet the needs of individuals and groups seeking professional development learning experiences, Pathways to Excellence, a continuous learning process, is skill-based and offered in both public and customized formats. Pathways to Excellence includes over 100 modules designed to enhance professional growth in areas of Leadership, Performance Management, Quality and Workplace Teams and also offers thirteen certificate programs. Pathways to Excellence includes professional certification preparation programs for Professional Engineers, Professionals in Human Resource Management, and Certified Public Accountants.
The professional development programs carry Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and the Division maintains individual transcripts and issues certificates.
To extend University resources to the community, the Division offers personal development programs for all ages, including Youth University, the Chattanooga Ballet, and Elderscholars, and courses in art, literature, foreign languages, recreation, and other areas.
The Division coordinates the admission and advisement of local high school students participating in the Tennessee Joint Enrollment program and UTC's College Challenge Program.
Meeting Management and Video Production
This service offers a top quality learning environment and a wide variety of program planning and implementation services.
- Fifteen+ meeting rooms with seating from 10 to 450
- Flexible seating arrangements
- Event/conference management services
- Teleconferencing & satellite downlink
- Catering services to meet all your needs
- Registration services
- Video production services
Cooperative Education Internships
The Cooperative Education Program provides students with an opportunity to: (1) explore career goals while working with skilled and knowledgeable professionals, (2) enhance employment opportunities at graduation by providing career-related work experience while students are still in college, (3) help defray college expenses, and (4) gain college credit (in some departments). Co-op students work with such diverse and innovative companies as Alco Chemical, Decosimo CPA, Evergreen Financial Services, Microsoft, TVA, Merck, NASA, and Shaw Industries, as well as a number of local and regional firms who have developed Co-op Education programs.
Cooperative Education is an optional educational program that combines a student's academic study and paid major-related work experience. The UTC Office of Cooperative Education offers three basic modes of student participation: (1) alternating Co-op, (2) parallel Co-op, and (3) the internship. The two Co-op plans offer students the opportunity to work multi-semesters. Students choosing the alternating plan alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of full-time work. The parallel plan allows students to attend classes while working with local employers for
up to 25 hours a week. The Co-op Office also works with students to help find full-time or part-time semester paid internships.
To be eligible, students must (1) be enrolled at UTC, (2) have completed freshman course requirements in their major, and (3) have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 (2.75 for business majors). After placement, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA, complete all assigned work periods, and register for a non-credit class that certifies them as a UTC co-op student. The program is offered to students in all UTC curricula. For more information, contact the Co-op Office, 326 University Center, (423) 425-4735, or check out our website: www.utc.edu/Administration/CooperativeEducation.
The Counseling and Career Planning Center offers a variety of services to students. These services include personal, vocational, academic counseling, and crisis intervention for individuals and groups. Consultation services, workshops and other programs are developed and available for the University community.
Among the staff are professionally trained counselors and a psychologist, all of whom have achieved appropriate certification and/or licensure at the state and national levels. Graduate students work under the supervision of the Center's professional staff.
Programs and services include career planning, personal counseling, outreach programs/workshops, consultation, and testing. Information on a wide variety of careers, opportunities, graduate schools, and career development is available from books, pamphlets, audio and video resources, and computers. The center also serves as a practicum site for graduate students in counseling. Counseling, consultation, and use of resource materials are provided without charge. There is, however, a minimal charge for testing materials.
The services of the Counseling and Career Planning Center are confidential. New clients are welcome on a walk-in basis. Location, contact information and hours: University Center, (423) 425-4438, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UTC is pleased to offer a palate-pleasing menu covering a wide range of tastes. Offerings include home cooked food, gourmet and classic sandwiches, pizza, a large variety of salad options, grilled foods, pasta, wraps, soups, pastries, gourmet coffee and more. Subway, Quizno's and Chick-Fil-A are also available.
The University Center food court located in the new University Center is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week when school is in session. Campus Crossroads, located next the the UTC Lupton Library, is open for lunch and late evening hours during the week. Java City, located in Fletcher Hall, offers gourmet coffee, smoothies and pastries. Convenience stores are located at UTC Place and in the University Center.
Aramark Campus Services manages the food services on UTC's campus. Aramark operates facilities in various locations with a variety of hours on the campus. Multiple meal membership plans are available. Students living in campus housing are required to participate in a minimum meal membership plan. For more information please contact Aramark at (423) 425-4200.