COLUMBIA, SC – Midlands Technical College has begun construction of the Learning Resource Center on its Beltline Campus. This three-story building will become the focal point of the campus along Rosewood Drive. The center will feature technology-rich classrooms and computer labs equipped for teleconferencing, an Academic Success Center with onsite tutoring, individual study rooms and a student commons area. Construction will take approximately two years.
“This new facility will be the signature academic building of the college’s Beltline Campus,” said MTC President, Dr. Ronald L. Rhames. “It’s another example of how MTC encourages dynamic teaching and learning in a state-of-the-art environment. Everything we do is geared toward being an innovative leader in higher education.”
The center will unite various campus functions to become a one-stop shop for students and faculty while still offering traditional quiet study space, group study, more than 100 computer stations, faculty offices, and the Academic Success Center.
The ground floor will feature technology-rich classrooms and computer labs. The second level will contain the main entrance and lobby that opens to a new “quad” green space at the campus center. The third level will feature study rooms in a variety of sizes, as well as the Academic Success Center.
The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the first on the Beltline Campus.