Hagerstown Business College adding career tech center
By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer
Hagerstown Business College will add a new building to its campus after two years of booming enrollment.
The college announced last week a $1.3 million plan to build a career technology center and additional parking.
Waynesboro Construction Co. of Waynesboro, Pa., will begin grading the site later this month, said Teresa Adams, a college spokeswoman.
A record enrollment this fall forced the college to delay the start of classes by three weeks while it converted part of its dormitory to classrooms to accommodate the influx.
"The college is waiting on the final architectural drawings, but the 13,200-square-foot building will house classes in graphic design and informational technology, including a Macintosh lab and art studio," Adams said.
There will be additional computer labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a new student lounge.
Plans also call for a new campus entrance and 66 parking spaces on the 7-acre campus on Crestwood Drive.