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The Facts

Green Bay Campus Projects

Business Information Technology Additions

  • Four-phase project at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay campus Business Information Technology (BIT) building.
    • Construction began in May 2016.
    • Expected completion date: August of 2017.
  • About $8.5 million of the $66.5 million borrowed from the 2015 referendum is being spent on the BIT building construction.   
  • The project includes:
    • Around 27,000 sq ft of additional space.
    • Around 67,000 sq ft of renovated space.
    • Creating a total of 94,000 sq ft of space for BIT.
  • The current layout has been redesigned to transform and enhance teaching and learning at the campus with more student engagement space and state of the art classrooms.
    • Expansion of Information Technology (IT) programming with south addition.
    • Building remodel to align existing space with additions and expansions.
    • Expansion of Digital Arts and Media with north addition.
    • Relocate Graphic Communications and Print with remodel.
  • The expanded and renovated space will add programming in:
    • Music Production
    • Video Production
    • Culinary Arts
    • Information Technology Security
  • Business Information and Technology will increase capacity in business programs and in the growing field of IT with room for over 1,600 full-time students.
  • The College will be going through ACBSP accreditation to become an accredited School of Business.
  • Miron Construction out of Neenah has been awarded the bid for construction of BIT. 

Background

  • Business Information Technology department serves around 7,500 students annually.

  • Business Information Technology offers full- and part-time degrees and diplomas in digital arts, hospitality, marketing, administrative support, information support and services, software development, web development and network systems.
  • In April 2015, NWTC asked voters in the district to support a referendum to expand and renovate the Green Bay, Marinette and Sturgeon Bay campuses.

Transportation Center New Construction

  • New building is located on the NWTC Green Bay campus between East Campus Drive and Packerland Drive and next to the Orchards Student Living.
    • The front of the building will face Packerland Drive- with parking entrances at both East Campus Drive and Packerland Drive.
  • Construction start date: Fall of 2016.
  • Expected completion date:  Fall of 2017.
  • The new building will house the College’s Automotive, Auto Collision and Diesel Medium and Heavy Truck programs (Diesel Truck program is a new program to NWTC).
  • The project includes:
    • A state of the art diesel truck repair lab.
    • Auto collision and refinishing lab.
    • Two auto repair labs complete.
    • A shared parts department.
    • Total building size - 63,000 sq. ft.
  • The building also includes:
    • Five class rooms.
    • Meeting and study spaces.
    • A transportation welding shop.
    • A state-of-the-art high bay demonstration lab for instructional and corporate partner use.
  • The facility will serve up to 96 automotive students, 96 diesel truck repair students, and 32 collision and refinishing students.
  • About $10 million of the $66.5 million borrowed from the 2015 referendum is being spent on the Transportation Center construction.


Universal Driving Facility New Construction

  • Two-phase project at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Universal Driving Facility (UDF).
    • Construction began in summer 2015.
    • Located on Glendale Avenue in Howard.
    • The track portion of the project is complete. Construction of the 20,00 sq. ft. UDF building is expected to begin in fall 2016 with an expected completed of spring/ summer 2017.
  • Around $3 million of the $66.5 million borrowed from the 2015 referendum is being spent on the track and building construction.   
  • The project includes 34,000 sq. yards of asphalt, which is equivalent to over five football fields.
  • The course includes common features that officers and firefighters deal with on a daily basis:
    •  A roundabout
    • “Crest” where the driver cannot see past that hill
    • On and off ramps
  • UDF building plans include:
    • Four classrooms
    • Two multipurpose training rooms
    • One Simulator Room; contains two simulators
    • Driving simulators
  • The course will enhance emergency vehicle operations training for the NWTC Public Safety Department as well as law enforcement, EMS and fire departments around the district. 

Background

  • Public Safety Department department serves over 12,000 students annually.
  • Public Safety offers full- and part-time degrees and diplomas in criminal justice, emergency medical technician and fire science.
  • Public Safety currently has 23 squads in their law enforcement training Fleet; including 4 PIT Cars, 34 motorcycles and 10 scooters.

Marinette Campus Project

  • Four-phase project at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Marinette campus.
    • Construction began in May 2016.
    • Expected completion date: summer of 2018.
  • This is part of the $66.5 million borrowed from the 2015 referendum, which will be spent on the three NWTC campuses. 
  • The project includes:
    • Around 14,500 sq ft of additional space.
    • Around 67,000 sq ft of renovated space.
  • The current layout will be redesigned to transform and enhance teaching and learning at the campus with more student engagement space, state of the art classrooms, study rooms and a new main entrance.
  • Additions to the campus include: new and expanded space for Health Sciences, Business Information Technology, General Studies, and Trades and Engineering.
    • The Health Science addition will increase program capacity with the focus on meeting rural health needs and expand by offering programs in Gerontology and Health and Wellness.
    • Trades and Engineering will continue expansion in high demand field such as welding, machining, and electro-mechanical.
    • Business Information and Technology will increase capacity in business programs and expand in the growing field of IT.
  • Zeise Construction out of Green Bay has been awarded the bid for construction at Marinette.
  • Boldt Technical Services designed the renovation and expansion of the Marinette Campus.

Background

  • 3,000 students are served annually at the Marinette campus.
  • The Marinette campus offers full- and part-time degrees and diplomas in health, business, information technology, engineering, manufacturing, automotive, and public safety; plus, certificates, apprenticeships, classes, and continuing education opportunities   

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Media Contacts

Casey Fryda 

Position: Conslt, PR & Communications
Department: College Advancement
Phone: +19204986288

Kara Leiterman 

Position: Conslt, PR & Communications
Department: College Advancement
Phone: +19204985496
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