Wake Technical Community College
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This three-story, 66,000 sf facility is a general classroom building focused on biotechnology instruction for 2-year college students, as well as non-degree workforce continuing education students. Integrating with the Early College Program for high school students, the building provides a variety of general and specialty classroom and labs, offices, a science suite with an aseptic clean room, and various collaboration spaces.
Wake Tech has named the facility the Lilly Science and Technology Center, in recognition of a $1.1 million contribution from Eli Lilly and Company to support biotech and life sciences programs at the college.
Per Wake Tech, “the three-story Lilly Science and Technology Center includes 23 smart classrooms and state-of-the-art science labs for students in Wake Tech’s new Biotechnology Associate in Applied Science degree, as well as those in the fast-track, non-degree BioWork certificate program. It’s also the new home of Wake Tech’s Business Analytics degree program, which draws students, many with advanced degrees, for specialized coursework in analytic theory, data mining and predictive modeling. It was the first program of its type at a community college in the U.S.”