Powell Named Dean of Industrial Technology

#1417 | October 17, 2013

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College has selected Joseph Powell as its Dean of Industrial Technology. Prior to this position Powell was STC’s department head for Drafting Technology.

Powell will lead coordination and supervision of quality technical programs of study for the Industrial Technology division that include Air Conditioning, Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Commercial Truck Driving, Construction Technology, Drafting, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Electrical Utility Technology, Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology, Historic Preservation, Industrial Systems, Machine Tool and Welding/Joining Technology.

He has more than two decades of college-level instruction experience in drafting, manufacturing and engineering coursework. He is a member of the board of directors for the Screven Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the American Design Drafting Association.

He received a master’s degree in curriculum and technology from the University of Phoenix and holds a bachelor of science in technology education from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga.

Savannah Technical College’s Industrial Technology division offers programs that prepare students for careers in manufacturing, welding, and technical and industry mechanics. The division’s faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the curriculum including hands-on laboratory environments, making learning a richly rewarding and engaging experience. Classroom training combined with industry based projects prepare graduates to meet the demand of community employers. According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics,production occupations will grow more than 13% during the next decade – including industrial mechanics, machinists, welders, automotive technicians, electricians and equipment assemblers.


Industrial Technology Academic Advisor: Melanie Smith
912.443.5859 or

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (