CCCC to Build Center For Technology, Fine Arts

Feb 15th, 2007 | By | Category: 18-3: Building Prosperity, Tribal College News

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND) has received a U.S. Department of Education Title III grant totaling $1.5 million to build a technology/fine arts center. The 10,000-square foot building will combine space for technology programs and for expanded art classes. Construction will start in the spring of 2007.

The fine arts area will have two classrooms with natural lighting and space for easels. A raised ceiling in one classroom will allow for large projects and will ensure that the space is appropriate for the expansion of the fine arts program into various media. This facility will allow use of paint and other materials without creating odor problems in other classrooms.

The new technology area will include two instructional computer labs that accommodate 36 students each, a general access lab that will seat 24, a hardware repair and maintenance lab, an IVN system classroom, office space for five staff members, and a climate-controlled server/storage area.

“North Dakota’s future depends on our students, so it is vital that our colleges have the best tools and resources available,” a North Dakota legislative delegation said in a joint statement. “This funding will provide important facilities so students can have more opportunities to succeed.” The delegation included U.S. Senators Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan and U. S. Congressman Earl Pomeroy.

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