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New $15 million technology building opens at Pensacola State College

A new $15 million, 23,839-square-foot technology building has opened at Pensacola State College.

PSC debuted the new Baars Technology Building during a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning. It will house the college’s STEM programs including cybersecurity, mathematics and computer science.

“The building will allow us to expand the program and provide more class offerings per term,” said Robert Pratten, cybersecurity program coordinator. “We are currently stretched to the max in trying to provide classes for all of our students. Now we can offer classes with leading-edge technology in the classroom, keeping pace with the industry and technological advances.”

Theo Baars III gets ready to cut the ribbon Friday on the new Baars Technology Building at Pensacola State College.

The building houses a cyber warfare range, cybersecurity center and a STEM academic support lab, which includes virtual tutoring studios. Each classroom also allows instructors to teach in-person and live online classes.

The Baars building is the first phase of a $35 million project that will include a west-wing building to house other high-tech programs such as advanced manufacturing.

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