Rowan Cabarrus Community College
The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College location on the North Carolina Research Campus consists of two buildings that function as a hands-on, realistic training environment for the College’s health, science, and engineering programs.
The Rowan-Cabarrus/NC Research Campus building, which opened in 2010, is a 62,000 square-foot facility that hosts the College’s nursing and biotechnology programs, as well as the Small Business Center, which supports new and existing small businesses.
Across the courtyard is the College’s new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) building, which opened in 2019. The land for the facility was donated by David H. Murdock through the collaborative efforts of the Vice President of Castle and Cooke North Carolina Operations at North Carolina Research Campus Mark Spitzer, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Carol Spalding and Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant. This 55,000-square-foot building includes practical and integrated labs, as well as a large flex lab on the ground floor, which will allow the College to provide space for our industry partners to assist in working through their production line challenges.
The ATC focuses on applied technical training and consists of industry-standard equipment, authentic workspaces, virtualization opportunities, and practical application of classroom learning. Students can earn degrees and practical training in such areas as mechatronics, computer-aided design, 3D printing, engineering, and hydraulics, and pneumatics. Students gain valuable experience by using state-of-the-art equipment that companies currently utilize in the workplace.
Dr. Carol S. Spalding
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College