SPC Lubbock Career and Technical Center
The SPC Lubbock Career and Technical Center is designed to expand access to a college education for the residents of the City of Lubbock and the surrounding area. Located at 3907 Ave. Q, the South Plains College Lubbock Career and Technical Center offers college-level career and technical education programs and courses that focus on culinary arts, business, office administration, computer technology, machinist trades, automotive technology, welding technology, and industrial manufacturing/emerging technologies. Additionally, students have access to a variety of academic transfer courses that support the technical degree programs offered at the center.
Through an extensive continuing education and workforce development program, the Lubbock Career and Technical Center also serves the training needs of non-traditional students and workers who need to upgrade job skills or retrain for new jobs. Some of these programs include specialized training in the construction trades, health occupations, and computer technologies. The facility enables South Plains College to collaborate with its business partners to provide rapid response training to attract new business and industry and customized job training to support and retain existing businesses.
A comprehensive array of student services is offered to support the educational program and the success of students, including admissions, financial aid, advising and testing, tutoring and student business services. An information media center gives students access to the extensive library services provided to all SPC students at all campus locations. Students also have high speed WiFi access throughout the entire building.
The Lubbock Career and Technical Center houses more than 77,000 square feet of instructional space and features eight high-tech computer classrooms with Internet access and 10 instructional classrooms with multimedia capabilities. Additionally, the facility houses a millwork lab, metals lab, welding lab, automotive technology lab and construction trades lab that also functions as a rapid response training lab. A culinary arts lab is now the centerpiece of that program. State-of-the-art equipment in all instructional areas provides students with "high-tech, high-touch" instruction and hands-on application of skills.
The ability of South Plains College to expand its educational footprint in Lubbock has been made possible through generous financial support provided by the Helen Jones Foundation, The CH Foundation, the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation, United Supermarkets and City Bank Lubbock. These partners join South Plains College in expanding higher education opportunities for local citizens that will lead to greater economic viability and diversity for the region.
Many individuals who need certain college classes to advance in their jobs, now find these college classes at the SPC Lubbock Career and Technical Center.