TTU MIT department students top national average on certification exam by more than 25 percent
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2009) — Surpassing the national pass rate average by more than 25 percent, Tennessee Tech University manufacturing and industrial technology students earned accolades on the latest national certification exam in their field.
Tennessee Tech’s MIT students achieved more than a 95 percent pass rate on the spring certified technology manager exam given by The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering. The average national pass rate is about 69 percent.
Ahmed ElSawy, chairperson of TTU's MIT department, credits a high pass rate on the exam taken by 21 students to several factors.
"Our department maintains an innovative curriculum, TTU provides a good general education, and all of our students minor in business," said ElSawy.
In all 22 content areas of the exam, TTU students scored above or the same as the national average. Twice a year, graduates in the department take the standardized exam that tests their knowledge of core educational concepts and allows students to be compared against similar programs across the country.
ATMAE, formerly the National Association of Industrial Technology, certifies members who obtain a college degree and pass a certification exam.