New Engineering Building
Johnston Community College, in conjunction with HH Architecture, is pleased to announce construction of the college’s $15 million, 2-story Engineering Building which is scheduled to open next year. Once complete, this state-of-the-art building will house a virtual reality studio, labs, offices, interactive classrooms, a theater-style lecture hall and more. The new facility will support the college’s expanding Associate in Engineering (AE) program and STEM-related disciplines. In a statement, college President Dr. David Johnson says, “We are thrilled to be underway with construction and hope to be in this new facility in about a year. Our students deserve adequate facilities in which to learn and our employers deserve access to a workforce skilled in a twenty-first century environment. Many thanks to the citizens of Johnston County for passing the bond referendum which provided $15 million for these efforts. My deepest appreciation goes to our faculty and staff who have taken our Engineering program to heights unparalleled in the state. This new building will continue to support the commitment of our faculty and the success of our students.”
“I charged my faculty with coming up with designs that would make it the most technologically advanced academic building in Johnston County, so I feel good that we will have achieved that,” says Dawn Dixon, Associate Vice President of University Studies and Educational Technologies.
Johnston Community College’s engineering program serves as a transfer pathway for students seeking a bachelor’s degree at four-year universities and graduates have an 85% acceptance rate into those schools. Our graduates have also received more than $200,000 in merit-based scholarships through the Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State.
“JCC’S ENGINEERING PROGRAM HAS GROWN BY MORE THAN 160% IN JUST 6 YEARS. THE FACULTY AND STUDENTS WERE DOING ALL THIS IN BARELY SUFFICIENT FACILITIES, BUT NOW WE WILL BE ABLE TO USE THESE NEW FACILITIES TO TRAIN AND EDUCATE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY,” SAYS PRESIDENT DR. DAVID JOHNSON
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