The early 1960s saw the school begin its inevitable transformation. The North Carolina State Board of Education initiated a new Department of Community Colleges in 1963, bringing the growing number of industrial education centers under one entity, but each one still controlled by its own board of trustees. One of the new board of trustees’ first acts was to receive approval from the state to become a technical institute. At the same time, authority was granted to award the associate in applied science degree (A.A.S.) in approved programs. IEC consequently changed its name that spring to Technical Institute of Alamance (TIA).
Take the first step towards your career in robotics in manufacturing! All of the training on Roboticscareers.org has been vetted by industry experts and will give you the skills that employers need.