Construction has begun on the new Innovation Center at Atlantic Cape Community College, which will provide students with esports and cybersecurity programs when completed in the fall.
“Atlantic Cape Community College will transform a dated facility into a state-of-the-art building for instruction in the fast-growing industries of esports and cybersecurity, positioning Atlantic Cape as the region’s leading resource for esports and cybersecurity career advancement,” said Dr. Josette Katz, Senior Vice President of Academics at Atlantic Cape. “Our students will have a significant advantage in two of the most in-demand fields currently.”
The project was funded through a $4 million donation from New Jersey’s Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act grant and an additional $1.33 million from Atlantic County.
Once the hub opens, students who enroll in these programs will learn how to create computer games, obtain business skills in esports, learn IT skills, and much more. Upon completion of the program, students will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming degree. The associates degree will also include an option for a Game Design and Development add-on.
The esports hub will also feature an esports lounge and computer labs.
(All information was provided by Downbeach)