NY) As a result of the recent renovations to Building 9 the MCC Engineering Technologies Department has a brand new Electronic Learning Center located
in Building #9. The new learning center is used by students in the Construction, Electrical, Mechanical,
and Optical Technology programs and re-opened in September of 2011, at the conclusion of a three-year renovation to the technology building. In addition to the new labs and classrooms in the building, the new ELC benefits those enrolled in technical education, and its proximity to the area where students have most of their classes makes it very convenient.
The new room, 09-143A, contains (18) high-end computer workstations, electronics workbenches
and a study area. Its a place where students can meet to work out problems,
sharpen computer skills, or work on laboratory assignments. The room is monitored by college personnel or student aides working for the department during open hours, and is open about 40 hours-per-week. According to former
ET Dept. Chair William Yanklowski, "It just gives our students one more place to go,
and develop skills, using software and equipment which is used in their
normal laboratory assignments, something the other college learning centers
don't currently offer" said Yanklowski.
ET Department is one of the more diverse
on campus, with programs that offer students classes
in Construction, Electronics, Mechanical and Optical Technology. "Ours is a unique situation
and so we have tried to include a little something
to benefit almost everyone enrolled in our classes." added