Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center
The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center located on the NC Research Campus is a three-floor, 62,000 square-foot facility that is a “hands-on, realistic training environment.”
The training center hosts ten classrooms, ten laboratories, faculty and staff offices, a community event room, a student center, library, multiple conference room and distance-education and video conferencing capabilities. Also in the Rowan-Cabarrus training center is the Small Business Center and the Office of Corporate and Professional Development, a provider of on-site quality and process improvem ent training for companies.
At the Rowan-Cabarrus/NC Research Campus training center, students can earn an Associate’s degree in biotechnology that prepares them for jobs as lab technicians, research assistants or quality control associates. The Associate’s degree in industrial engineering technology with a biotechnology option prepares graduates to perform as technical leaders in manufacturing and service organizations. Learn more about Rowan-Cabarrus’ biotechnology training program.
Rowan-Cabarrus is building an Advanced Technology Center (ATC) on close to three acres on the NC Research Campus that was donated by David H. Murdock through the collaborative efforts of Vice President of Castle and Cooke North Carolina Operations at North Carolina Research Campus Mark Spitzer, College President Carol Spalding and Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant. The ATC will focus on applied technical training and will consist of industry-standard equipment, authentic workspaces, virtualization opportunities, practical application of classroom learning, and “worksite” exposure for high school and middle school students. The new center will support lifelong learning in emerging, incumbent, and transitioning workforces in addition to assisting business operations in the surrounding communities.