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CVCC To Launch Technology Program At Alexander Complex

This Fall, Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) will launch Sustainability Technologies, which will be the first curriculum program that can be fully completed at the CVCC Alexander Complex. Sustainability Technology is a vital aspect of the Construction industry. To be successful, employees must understand concepts of energy production, waste reduction, current design practices, and approved energy codes.

CVCC’s Sustainability Technologies program focuses on subjects of Building Science, Codes and Inspections, Photovoltaic Energy, and general Construction. For anyone interested in construction, environmental, renewable energy, or related industries, Sustainability Technologies opens doors to professional qualifications which can help employees launch an innovative career.

This curriculum is expansive, and can be useful in a variety of industries within Alexander and Catawba Counties. One Sustainability Technologies course, ELC 113—Residential Wiring, requires access to electrical wiring booths where students can learn hands-on. This course ties Sustainability Technologies to Electrical Systems and other college programs.

Summer Construction Academy students work on building the electrical wiring booths for the inaugural Sustainability Technologies program at CVCC
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While the Alexander Complex does not currently have an electrical booth space, the CVCC Construction Academy is pitching in to help. Construction Academy students are building the wiring booths which will be used on the Alexander campus by Sustainability Technology students in the Fall. Robinson explains that linking the summer project to a curriculum program allows Construction Academy students to gain real-world experience and receive the opportunity to earn college credit.

For more information about the Sustainability Technologies program at the Alexander Complex, contact Ramie Robinson at For more information about CVCC and the CVCC Alexander Complex, please visit the college website,