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RCCC to host Technology Experience Day

CONCORD — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College invites those interested in technology courses and careers to its Technology Experience Day at the College’s Cabarrus Business and Technology Center campus in Concord.

On Sept. 24, from 9.a.m to noon, the college will welcome the community to hands-on, interactive courses in air conditioning, ventilating, heating and refrigeration (HVAC/R), information technology, electronics engineering technology, electrical systems technology and construction management technology.

“This is a great opportunity for community members to learn about quality educational opportunities,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus. “These programs offer students the advantage of small class sizes that provide more individualized interactions, as well as lucrative career opportunities.”

The college hosted a similar event in early August, and added another day based on the success and popularity of the first-ever Rowan-Cabarrus Technology Experience Day.

“Attendees enjoyed getting a snapshot of the featured programs,” said Angelo Markantonakis, associate vice president of academic programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. “They were engaged in the activities and were able to ask the instructors regarding the various programs. It was fun and educational for everyone involved.”

Participants will have the opportunity to tour an HVAC/R lab and work with sheet metal, participate in an android boot camp and create a personalized android app, experience a computer software circuit simulator, replace a light switch and receptacle, create a model using 3D modeling software and explore career opportunities related to these exciting programs.

Technology is a broad, in-demand and well-paying field that is used across a variety of industries. It is a great option for someone entering the workforce or considering a new career.

“The career opportunities for graduates of these programs are extremely vast,” said Markantonakis. “Our goal is for community members to experience programs and envision their lives beyond Rowan-Cabarrus by learning about prospective, and often well-paying, career options. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for HVAC/R mechanics and installers is $45,100 and the median salary for electrical and electronics engineering technicians is $61,130.”

The technology programs at Rowan-Cabarrus provide students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in their respective fields by incorporating the competencies of industry-recognized standards. Graduates of these programs should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems and governmental agencies.

To register for Technology Experience Day at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, visit www.rccc.edu/techexp. For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu or call 704-216-7222. The college is accepting applications for classes beginning in October.

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