Technical Education Center (TEC)

Outside of TEC

The state-of-the-art Technical Education Center (TEC) houses a variety of programs and is designed to give students hands-on learning opportunities.

Student and teacher working in HVAC area

In the HVACR program, students study theory of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating, electrical circuitry, control equipment and system design.

Automotive students working on a car

Both certificate and associate degree programs are available to students to help them prepare to enter the Automotive Technology field.

Welding student working on project

The Welding program is designed for people interested in learning welding or upgrading their skills in the various processes.

Architecture students working on design

The Architecture program provides students with the artistic, technical, technological and theoretical expertise necessary for careers to further their education.

The Technical Education Center (TEC) houses the College's Architecture, Interior Design, Horticulture, Automotive Technology, Computer-Aided Design, Construction Management, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Electronics-Integrated Engineering Technology, HVAC-R, Manufacturing Technology and Welding Technology programs.

The TEC building includes 31 classrooms, 16 state-of-the-art laboratories to accommodate 1,400 students, as well as space for raw material and vehicular storage. In addition, an adjacent greenhouse provides a hands-on laboratory for Horticulture students. 

The LEED-certified center has two windmills and four solar panels on its roof to provide students with hands-on study of emerging wind/solar energy technologies. 

This facility is on-trend with the College's role as the largest provider of workforce education in this region.

Completed in fall of 2010 this $50 million, 178,000 square feet facility was funded through proceeds from a successful 2002 capital referendum. 

Architect/Engineer: DeStefano + Partners
Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company
Commissioning: Primera

Tour the Manufacturing Lab

Manufacturing program chair displays equipment

The Manufacturing Lab offers state-of-the-art industry standard equipment. Watch a video to learn about the tools you'll be able to work with as a manufacturing student.

Tour the Automotive Technology Lab

Auto professor in classroom

Students in the Automotive Technology program practice their skills by servicing real-life clients. Take a tour of the automotive bay lab and see what an automotive classroom looks like.