Phase I of the master plan features a Tech 4.0 facility supporting smart manufacturing including mechatronics, microelectronics, and automation. The facility will also support the college’s new Tower Technician apprenticeship program, focused on the repair and maintenance of 5G cell towers and will serve as the new home for the college’s biopharmaceutical technology program and non-degree BioWork training.
It will also include space for university transfer partner institutions to potentially co-locate such as East Carolina University for its Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) program, and Elizabeth City State University for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program. A new Public Safety 4.0 facility will include state-of-the-art labs for UAS and a UAS Pavilion. It will also have an adjacent public safety driving track and a Simunition Center that will prepare first responders with realistic simulations of real-life emergency situations. This facility will serve as a new home for our Emergency Management Technician program.