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Applied Technologies Prepares to Move Seven Programs to Advanced Technology Center

Change is under way at the School of Applied Technologies. Stage one of reconstruction at the former Motorola facility on Alameda Blvd., which is now called the CNM Advanced Technology Center, is moving fast. Demolition has been completed, and the new spaces will soon begin to take shape. Classes are expected to start at the new facility in the 2011 fall term.

Sep 01, 2016

February 2011

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The clock is ticking...

Change is under way at the School of Applied Technologies. Stage one of reconstruction at the former Motorola facility on Alameda Blvd., which is now called the CNM Advanced Technology Center, is moving fast. Demolition has been completed, and the new spaces will soon begin to take shape. Classes are expected to start at the new facility in the 2011 fall term.

Seven programs are included in the first wave of migration to the Advanced Technology Center. Film and Landscaping will be going on location and pulling up roots from their labs in Ted Chavez Hall. Truck Driving and Aviation Maintenance will motor their way from the Technology Annex on Candelaria. The "design group" that includes Architectural

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Drafting, Construction Management and Geographic Information Technology will also make a new plan, saying goodbye to the North and South buildings and hello to the Advanced Technology Center.

What awaits these pioneering programs? Right now, it's mostly wide open spaces, really high ceilings and lots of concrete dust – but by the end of June, general contractor Gerald A. Martin Ltd. is scheduled to complete customized lab facilities for Aviation, Film, Landscaping and Truck Driving, plus classrooms, computer labs and studios for the design group. Then the pace will pick up, as the programs have all of six weeks to move everything, occupy their new homes and get ready to open for 2011 fall term classes.

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The property that the Advanced Technology Center sits on was purchased by CNM a year ago. It consists of two buildings. The building that's currently under construction offers 81,400 square feet fo space. Plans are still being discussed for the second building. It provides 165,600 square feet of space.