Northeast Community College dedicates Applied Technology facility


Marissa Lute, reporter

They cut the ribbon at Northeast Community College’s newest addition – the Applied Technology building. The dedication and open house took place in front of the facility on the north end of Northeast’s campus on Thursday evening, October 8, 2015. Guests had the opportunity to tour the complex following the ribbon cutting.


Many of people who have contributed to Northeast’s new facility spoke during this event. Among them, Jon Schulte, a second year, nontraditional student at Northeast, who also spoke during the dedication. Schulte is just one of the many students who attend class in the Applied Technology building everyday.

He said that while staff are essential to the program, the facility is also important. The technology here will constantly be evolving and improving. He also said, “compared to the situation we were in a year ago, the new opportunities and the equipment are so much better.”


Northeast’s $9.1 million, 66,613 square foot Applied Technology building is home to several programs including Building Construction; Electrical Construction and Control; Electromechanical; Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC); and some classes in Wind Energy Technology and Diversified Manufacturing Technology programs. The programs were previously housed in four separate buildings.


The new facility includes multipurpose classrooms, labs for hands-on-training and lab support areas including a fabrication/tool room. Labs are large enough to allow for adequate space for equipment so students may work in a safe environment. The building also includes expanded storage areas, faculty offices, and a student lounge/study area to serve over 200 students.