Cape Fear Community College’s new North Campus development, aimed at preparing students for jobs in emerging technology fields, is nearly complete.
The CFCC Advanced and Emerging Technologies Center features 127,000 square feet of laboratory and lecture space. The $33 million project began broke ground in October 2015 and will be completed on schedule in late April, according to David Kanoy, director of capital projects. The first students will enter the center for the fall 2017 semester.
The center’s three buildings, located on CFCC’s north campus, focus on three major industries. The Advanced and Emerging Technologies building focuses on sustainably technologies – such as solar power and green architecture and construction – as well as a HVAC program.
The Heavy Equipment and Transportation Technology features training for operation and maintenance of commercial vehicles like semi-trailers, cranes and earth-moving vehicles.
According to Executive Director of Community Relations Rachel Nadeau, “the center is focused on helping students pursue the technology jobs that are developing in our area.”
Lastly, the center’s veterinary technology program features custom-built facilities for housing, treating and training adopted – and adoptable – animals from around the region.