Press Release


New Labs Benefit Students in Career Programs

Scott A. Smith
Sr. Technician
MCC Engineering Technologies Dept.

(Rochester, NY ) -- Contractors have finished putting the final touches on a major renovation to Building 9 on the MCC Campus, the Gleason Hall of Science & Technology. The multi-million dollar project has taken more than 3-years to complete. Building 9, one of the original campus buildings was erected over 40 years ago, and was the first on campus to be completely gutted and re-configured in order to meet the needs of Technical Education now and in the future. The building houses several technology-based academic laboratories as well as lecture rooms and a state-of-the-art greenhouse. It also encompasses the newly built Wolk Nursing Center which was completed three years ago.

The first Phase of the multi-phase project was completed over the summer of 2008 and included project prep work, four new labs, a complete new roof and upgrades to the Building's HVAC system. Engineering Technologies labs completed during that first Phase were two new Electronic Technology Labs and a brand new CAD (computer-aided drafting/design) lab for the Mechanical Technology program. Completed in January of 2011, were two new Construction Technology labs, the new Engineering Tech Computer Lab and two brand new Optical Tech Labs. Finally opening in September are another Optics Lab, Electronic Technology lab and a new Electronic Learning Center for Engineering Technologies Dept. students to use.

For a tour of the newly completed labs take the Tech Tour on our web site.

Contact Information

Brighton Campus
Building 8, Room 626
(585) 292-2002

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