Contact:
Dorothy Wester
Advanced Technical Education
S&T Building, Room 255
(505) 346-7731
Dorothy.Wester@bie.edu

Advanced Technical Education (ATE)

Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education

Mission

The Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education promotes excellence in teaching and learning, accessible educational opportunities for employment and transfer, and develops and fosters beneficial relationships with the community.

Performance Objectives

1. The Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education supports effective and innovative teaching and learning environments by providing and updating technological resources necessary for a qualified workforce and qualified faculty.

2. The Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education provides oversight and quality control for continuous improvement efforts for all degree and certificate programs within the division.

3. The Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education provides oversight and quality control for program sustainability efforts for all degree and certificate programs within the division.

4. The Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education provides for student advising, recruitment, retention, and transferability for student success.

5. The Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education will collaboratively develop and maintain course schedules based on student and industry needs.

6. The Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education assures that the standards and goals of SIPI’s Academic programs are achieved.

7. The Office of the Department Chair of Advanced Technical Education promotes and supports departmental efforts to enrich academic programs and increase partnerships with colleges and the community.


ADVANCED TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Mission Statement



The mission of the Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Department is to provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date technical and scientific education in their program areas. This education is based on a rigorous general education component that allows our graduates to transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs and/or enter the workforce. The ATE Program supports students through their crucial first two years of college, providing them with both the necessary academics and the student success skills they will need to complete a four-year degree. The department also supports efforts to enrich and increase academic partnerships with colleges, and the community.

Goals

The primary goal of the Advanced Technical Education Department is to promote excellence in teaching and learning, provide students with the necessary skills to transition from college to work and/or further educational enrichment pursuits.

Outcomes
  • Graduates will be able to work in the fields of Pre-engineering, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Electronics, Network Management, Geospatial Information Technology, Natural Resources, Culinary Arts and Vision Care Technology.
  • Graduates will be able to transfer successfully and complete a bachelor’s degree in their field of study.
  • Graduates will become productive citizens with high ethical and professional standards.
Program Areas

The Department of Advanced Technical Education consists of several technology programs that are designed to lead toward either a certificate or an associate degree.
  • Vision Care Technology, A.A.S. in Vision Care Technology or Certificate in Optical Laboratory Technology

  • Culinary Arts, A.A.S in Culinary Arts or Certificate in Culinary Arts

  • Pre-Engineering , A.S. degree or Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting and Design

  • Electronics Technology, A.A.S. degree in Instrumentation and Control Technology

  • Geospatial Information Technology, A.A.S. degree or Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

  • Natural Resources Management, A.A.S. degree

  • Natural Resources/Environmental Science, A.A.S. degree

  • Network Management, A.A.S. degree