Anderson Institute of Technology
The Anderson Institute of Technology is a state-of-the-art 115,000-square-foot K-12 career and technology center funded by the county’s one-cent sales tax referendum. The project included the demolition of the existing Lakeside Middle School campus before commencing construction on the new AIT.
The Anderson Institute of Technology was created to offer a CATE-based curriculum. Capitalizing upon the adjacent Tri-County Technical College campus, the two schools allow students to gain reciprocal coursework at both locations.
The building encircles a showroom space at the entrance of the building that is used for robotics competitions and for displaying student work. A 320-seat multipurpose room hosts formal and informal gatherings. The facility houses classrooms, offices, $6.5M in equipment, labs, and a 6,000 SF automotive bay. Students from four high schools attend classes and labs at the center. The institute serves 1,400 students daily: 700 in the morning and 700 in the afternoon.
This career center curriculum consisted of Welding, Ag Tech, Electrical, HVAC, Auto Tech, Diesel Engine Tech, Mechatronics, Logistics, Metal Fabrication, Machine, Tool Tech, Veterinary Science, Horticulture, Health Science, Bio-Med, Cosmetology, Cyber Security, Networking, Digital Art, Design Web and Digital Communications, and Computer Programming.
Location: Anderson, SC
Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith Architectur
District: Anderson School District