Pennsylvania College of Technology History Trail
—1914 · Centennial · 2014 —
Constructed in 1980
The Carl Building Technologies Center provides instructional laboratories and classrooms for programs related to building construction, service, and maintenance.
Skills students learn here often are applied off campus, onto real-world projects, in order to continue the "hands-on" educational experiences in ways that benefit the community.
Students designed and built a number of College facilities including the Thompson Professional Development Center, Victorian House, Morgan Valley Retreat Center, and Field House.
In addition, a homebuilding project conducted by forerunners of Pennsylvania College of Technology provided practical experience for students and introduced new family homes into the community.
Six homes in the Williamsport area, designed and built by students of Williamsport Technical Institute and Williamsport Area Community College, were purchased by local residents in the 1960s and 70s.
Inside the Building Technologies Center (BTC)
· Sustainable design
· Building construction
Dr. Kenneth E. Carl
Dr. Kenneth E. Carl was the first president of Williamsport Area Community College. He spent much of his life - education and experience - connected to the institution. He was a Williamsport Technical Institute
graduate who became a member of its drafting faculty and eventually its director. He was one of the architects of Pennsylvania's community college system and served as WACC's president.
[Marker timeline images, from left to right]
· Dr. Carl leads a Williamsport Technical Institute drafting class in 1937.
· WACC House IV, designed by architectural technology students and constructed by students at Rural and Fifth Avenues, was completed in 1967.
· Ground was broken for the construction of the Building Technologies Center in 1979. Dedication ceremonies for the completed facility were held in 1980.
[School's centennial timeline]
1914 - Williamsport Area School District Adult Education
1941 - Williamsport Technical Institute
1965 - Williamsport Area Community College
1989 - Pennsylvania College of Technology