Take a tour of Cape Fear Community College’s $33 million ‘technology job’ center

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Construction of the Cape Fear Community College's Advanced and Emerging Technology Center is nearly complete. (Photo Benjamin Schachtman)
Construction of the Cape Fear Community College’s Advanced and Emerging Technology Center will open to students in the fall. (Photo by Benjamin Schachtman)

CASTLE HAYNE – 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.”

David Kanoy, director of capital projects for CFCC, led a tour of the nearly-completed facilities. (Photo Benjamin Schachtman)
David Kanoy, director of capital projects for CFCC, led a tour of the nearly-completed facilities. (Photo by Benjamin Schachtman)

Lastly, the center’s veterinary technology program features custom-built facilities for housing, treating and training adopted – and adoptable – animals from around the region.

Take a tour of the new facility, below.

CFCC's new expansion is set to finish on schedule next month. (Photo Benjamin Schachtman)
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