Benefits of the Institute

There are numerous advantages to joining the Advanced Technologies Institute @ Cleveland State. These include (but aren’t limited to:)

  • Completed Advanced Technology AAS degree
  • 2 years of related, relevant, and invaluable work experience
  • Part-time job being held while earning degree
  • Complete a degree with little to no educational debt
  • Transferability options to 4-year universities

What's in It For YOU?

Higher Education

  • Attain an Associate's of Applied Science Degree in Advanced Technology.

Debt Free Education

  • Earn, over two years, as much as $21,567 to cover educational expenses, making the education DEBT FREE. Estimated cost of degree is $8,000 and there are also potential grants, scholarships, and other financial aid options available. This educational opportunity is covered under the Tennessee Promise.


  • Gain up to 2 years relevant workplace experience with an industry partner while going to school.
  • Good Paying, Stable Job While at CSCC
  • Begin at a minimum of $13.80/hr. with raises, for advancing participants.

Career Security

  • Skilled labor shortage leads to job security.
  • Remain members of your current community and contribute to the local economy


Partners & Initiatives

  • Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
  • America's SBDC Tennesseey
  • Your Skills. Your Future.
  • OneSource
  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • TBR The College System of Tennessee
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway