Clemson University leaders say the school’s Automotive Technology Certificate program is the first of its kind in the country. In its second year, the program offers automotive engineering certificates for students pursuing jobs in South Carolina’s growing automotive sector.
That same industry influenced Clemson to add the program to its Department of Automotive Engineering.
“The growing enterprise of the automotive ecosystem within the state of South Carolina, we feel, as a land-grant institution, that we have the responsibility to provide the workforce or train the workforce in the fields that are growing,” program director Srikanth Pilla said.
Since the Department of Automotive Engineering offered only graduate-level classes, Clemson wanted to make the department’s state-of-the-art expertise and technology available to other students. [Read more…]