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Rowan-Cabarrus Invites Community to Technology Experience Day

Jul 27, 2016 07:33PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Photo courtesy of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College invites those interested in technology courses and careers to its Technology Experience Day at the College’s Cabarrus Business and Technology Center (CBTC) campus in Concord. 

On Saturday, August 6, from 9.a.m-12 p.m., the College will welcome the community to hands-on, interactive courses in air conditioning, ventilating, heating and refrigeration (HVAC/R), information technology, electronics engineering technology, electrical systems technology and construction management technology.

“This is a great opportunity for community members to learn about quality educational opportunities,” said Angelo Markantonakis, associate vice president of academic programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. “These programs offer students the advantage of small class sizes that provide more individualized interactions, as well as lucrative career opportunities.” 

Participants will have the opportunity to tour an HVAC/R lab and work with sheet metal, participate in an android boot camp and create a personalized android app, experience a computer software circuit simulator, replace a light switch and receptacle, create a model using 3D modeling software and explore career opportunities related to these exciting programs.

Technology is a broad, in-demand and well-paying field that is used across a variety of industries. It is a great option for someone entering the workforce or considering a new career.

“The career opportunities for graduates of these programs are extremely vast,” said Markantonakis. “Our goal is for community members to experience programs and envision their lives beyond Rowan-Cabarrus by learning about prospective, and often well-paying, career options. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for HVAC/R mechanics and installers is $45,100 and the median salary for electrical and electronics engineering technicians is $61,130.”

The technology programs at Rowan-Cabarrus provide students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in their respective fields by incorporating the competencies of industry-recognized standards. Graduates of these programs should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems and governmental agencies.

To register for Technology Experience Day at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit or call 704-216-RCCC (7222). The College is currently accepting applications for the fall 2016 term. Fall classes begin on August 15, 2016.

About Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 

Opening its doors in 1963, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is one of 58 colleges in the state-supported North Carolina Community College System. Rowan-Cabarrus is a comprehensive, community-focused institution of higher learning, serving the residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties at multiple campus locations and through on-line programs. Rowan-Cabarrus offers fully-accredited associate degree programs in more than 55 areas of study, including arts and sciences, business, information technology, health and public services, engineering technologies, and biotechnology. Rowan-Cabarrus provides more than 2,000 course offerings, serving a yearly overall enrollment of more than 22,000 students. In addition, Rowan-Cabarrus provides the education and job-training programs needed to meet many of the workforce demands of the North Carolina Research Campus being developed in Kannapolis.

Content courtesy of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

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