In late 2010, Nacogdoches County demonstrated of its commitment to establishing the Nacogdoches County Technical Training Center by purchasing a 28,000 sq. ft. former beer distributorship facility at 6003 North Street in Nacogdoches.
The facility, located on 4.5 acres of land on US-59 Business, will be retrofitted into a Technical Training Center with classrooms and lab space. In addition to the significant cost savings from choosing an existing building and remodeling it, we are also giving new life to an existing, unused building.
Initially, we intend to create approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of classroom, lab and school administration offices at an estimated cost of $1.5 million. This will leave us with 13,000 sq. ft. for storage and future growth as requirements dictate.
The Technical Training Center will be operated by Angelina College. To expand its offerings in support of the oil and gas sector, Angelina College will partner with Panola College to offer a Petroleum Technology Program, which will certification in Levels I-IV, as well as an associate's degree.
A limited number of classes are currently being offered at the Technical Training Center campus at 6003 North Street.
The first classes in support of the Petroleum Technology program began in January 2012.