Work is underway this summer that will add classrooms for MCC’s automotive technology programs, modernize and expand MCC’s welding program, and add space for student activities at the Front Street campus. Once these projects are complete, MCC will begin to renovate labs for its computer science programs.
A late August completion date is anticipated for construction of an 8,800 square foot addition to MCC’s Automotive Technology Center, which will add four classrooms adjacent to existing state-of-the-art auto bays built in 2009. This project will enable MCC to consolidate all automotive classes – theory and lab – in this facility expand the programs. In addition to a comprehensive curriculum that covers Asian, European and domestic makes, MCC currently offers specialized auto technology programs in Chrysler, Toyota and Ford MLR that focus on these manufacturer-specific products and provide manufacturer technician training certification.
A long-awaited addition/renovation to the Welding Lab is also underway, with completion scheduled for January 2013. The project will create space for additional welding stations, enabling MCC to accept more students into the welding program and help meet the high demand regionally and state-wide for skilled welders.
A new student center, scheduled to open in the Spring, will include student meeting rooms and offices, a multipurpose space that can be used for athletic activities, new dining and fitness areas, and space for students to gather outside of class. MCC is committed to the mission of developing informed and engaged citizens as well as skilled graduates. The student center will support these endeavors and bring new opportunities for co-curricular activities and student engagement.
Students on campus this summer for classes are feeling the excitement that comes with renovation. While the old dining area is under construction, students and visitors can enjoy the temporary W.I.P. (Work In Progress) Café. Manchester Community College is a college on the move!