The Cape College Center has established itself as an education alternative for area residents seeking to take lower-division college courses. But with plans to move into a new facility, local educators believe even more students will enroll. The center is housed in the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. But the center is scheduled to move to a new building on the same campus next year. The Cape Girardeau School District, which owns the CTC, recently broke ground on construction of a $3.8 million, 25,000-square-foot building just east of the career center on a former parking lot. The project is part of a package of school district improvements included in a $20 million bond issue approved by voters last spring. Director of the career and technology center Rich Payne says the Cape College Center will lease space in the new building. He tells KZIM KSIM what will be housed in the new space.
He says construction should be completed by next March, with the first classes expected in the building by fall 2017.