LSC Plans Expansion in Downtown Duluth

Posted at: 10/14/2013 10:45 PM
Updated at: 10/15/2013 9:01 AM

Duluth's Lake Superior College announced on Monday that their campus will be extending into Downtown Duluth.

The building, which once housed Advanstar at 120 N. 2nd Avenue West will feature integrated manufacturing training programs, including machine tool, welding and computer-aided design programs, as well as some general education courses, according to LSC officials. 

"We've seen an increase in the demand for graduates prepared for careers in manufacturing in our region, especially welders and CNC machinists," said LSC President Dr. Patrick Johns in a press release. "We needed more space to meet the student demand, as well as the needs of our region's manufacturers."

The college says that classes could start at the site as soon as Spring of 2014, but first needs site approval by the U.S. Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission.

In addition to instructional labs and classrooms, the college will establish a "Fab Lab" on site, focusing on rapid prototyping and reverse engineering. That facility will also be available for use by community partners.