Development continues on Southern Crescent Technical College in McDonough.
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Henry Co. expands tech college space, programs

Southern Crescent Technical College opened a new 82,500 square foot class building  on its Henry County campus last week .

Included in Building B are classrooms and hands-on lab spaces to support new and expanding programs in automotive technology and collision repair, mechatronics/industrial manufacturing and engineering, nursing and other medical fields, a new program in water quality technology, and computer and web design programs. 

“What an exciting day for technical education in Henry County. This building is really a dream come true,” said President Alvetta P. Thomas. 

The Technical College System of Georgia contributed $20,958,000 in state general obligation bond financing. Henry County contributed an additional $5 million, and the City of McDonough donated a $1 million in SPLOST funds. 

Building B is the second of eight buildings proposed for the Henry County campus. The 35,000 square foot Building A opened in January 2013 and offers classes and certifications in business management, early childhood education, criminal justice, logistics and supply chain management and CISCO computer networking. 

With the expansion, many students will be able to finish their education without traveling to another campus for classes.

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