The Center for Advanced Technology is a new, state-of-the-art building in Mohonasen Central School District. The approximately 53,000 square foot learning facility is home to a variety of modern, high-tech labs and classrooms that offer learning experiences in “real world” work environments. Through a unique partnership between Mohonasen and Capital Region BOCES, classes are offered to high school, college and workforce development students.
The center houses Mohonasen’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs – a group of hands-on, project-based courses that combine classroom learning with real-world experiences – as well as some Capital Region BOCES CTE programs that brings in high school students from across the region. In the future, the facility will also be used for both credit-bearing and workforce development/adult education programs through local community colleges.
Mohonasen voters in November 2013 approved a $48.2 million capital construction plan, a plan that included construction of the new center. The building includes an electric lab, a manufacturing and machining lab, a wood shop, a media arts lab, a high-end graphics computer lab, a nanotechnology lab with a simulated “clean room,” a welding lab, and health professions labs. The Center is located on the parcel of land adjacent to the Mohonasen High School campus that the district purchased in 2010. It opened in Fall 2016.
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