Roane State Community College has won a $999,950 state grant that will be used to expand dual enrollment studies in mechatronics and cyber defense at 11 high schools in four rural East Tennessee counties. Dual enrollment courses enable high school students to obtain college credits. The grant will allow high school students in Morgan, Campbell, Roane, and Loudon counties to take the college-level courses. Mechatronics is the engineering of electrical and mechanical systems. Cyber defense involves systems to prevent hacking and other electronic intrusions.