Three new programs of study are in the works for Chattahoochee Technical College, including Brewing and Fermentation Production Technology, Paralegal Studies, and Aviation Maintenance.
Classes will begin in the 2022 fall semester for the Brewing and Fermentation Production Technology program and for the Paralegal Studies program. The Brewing and Fermentation Production Technology program will be based at the college’s North Metro Campus, with Steve Anderson serving as program director and lead instructor. Students, who must be 21 years old in order to enroll in this program, will learn the many skills required in the growing craft brewing industry. “We’ll be covering everything from operating brewery equipment to studying brewing science,” said Anderson. “Graduates should qualify for immediate employment in the brewing industry.”
The Paralegal Studies program will be based at the college’s Marietta Campus under the direction of program director and lead instructor Amie Ray Davis, J.D. This program is designed to meet an increasing demand for paralegals, according to Davis. Coursework will include a broad spectrum of topics that include criminal law and procedure, family law, commercial law and advanced legal research and writing. Students also will have the opportunity to participate in internships that will help connect them with local employers.
The college’s Aviation Maintenance program will be based near the airport in Paulding County, with Alan Biercewicz serving as program director and lead instructor. Plans are proceeding on schedule for the development of this program, according to Biercewicz, with the expectation to begin receiving students in approximately two years. Students in this program will complete at least 1,900 hours of training, which will prepare them to test for the FAA certifications required to become aviation maintenance technicians.
A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, Chattahoochee Tech is the largest technical college in the state, with eight campus locations serving the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding and Pickens. Chattahoochee Tech prepares students to become the highly skilled professionals who are needed within the local workforce. The college awards associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates, in programs of study linked to the state’s fastest-growing, high-demand career fields.