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Gaston Receives $60M for Health Science Education, Simulation Center

Gaston Receives $60M for Health Science Education, Simulation Center

Gaston College recently received state approval on a $60 million Health Science Education and Simulation Center facility geared towards providing training opportunities for new and existing healthcare personnel. This marks North Carolina’s largest community college budget allocation this year and the largest in Gaston’s history. “This will be the only regional facility open to industry […]

Cyber Security specialization puts IT student David Corley ahead of the curve

David Corley started taking online classes at Gaston College while he was still in high school, and, at 19 years old, he is now halfway to earning his associate degree in Information Technology, with a focus on Cyber Security. The courses he is taking will prepare him to acquire multiple professional certifications, such as CompTIA […]

CARE establishes scholarships for Gaston College Vet Tech students

CARE | Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency recently signed an agreement with the Gaston College Foundation to fund annual scholarships for second-year students in the Gaston College Veterinary Medical Technology program. CARE, the Charlotte region’s advanced medical center for pets, is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that offers 24/7 emergency care and board-certified specialty care. The […]

N.C. Community College System President visits Gaston College

Thomas A. Stith, president of the North Carolina Community College System, visited Gaston College’s Dallas Campus on Tuesday, June 29, and met with Dr. John Hauser, president of Gaston College, as well as members of the Board of Trustees. Stith, who became NCCCS president in January 2021, is visiting each of the “Great 58” North […]

Gaston College Hosting Spring Virtual Open House on March 23, 2021

Gaston College will host a spring virtual open house for prospective students and their families to learn more about the outstanding programs, resources, and services available at the College. The virtual open house will be interactive and similar to what students would expect to experience at an in-person event. Attendees will need a computer, tablet […]

New Belmont Abbey College Connect Program

Gaston College and Belmont Abbey College officially joined forces to help our local students achieve their goal of a Bachelor’s degree. In a signing ceremony held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 on the Gaston College Dallas Campus, both college presidents signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding outlining a new relationship that will enable Gaston College graduates […]

BLET program prepares Samuel Dunlap for a new career in law enforcement

The Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Gaston College equips students with essential skills for beginning a career as an officer at the state, county, and municipal level. Some of the program’s students, however, choose to enter law enforcement after having established other careers. One such student is Samuel Lee Dunlap, Jr. Dunlap, who enrolled […]

Karen Duncan develops Gaston College course that receives Quality Matters Certification

The Professional Development course at Gaston College has received certification from Quality Matters, the global organization that leads quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. The course teaches realistic career-building skills and motivates students toward improving both personal and professional performance. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of […]

Gaston College English Instructor helps students effectively transition to online classes in response to the coronavirus pandemic 

Gaston College had to react quickly when North Carolina instituted restrictions and guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020. Keeping students and faculty as safe as possible from the threat of the pandemic required transitioning from classroom teaching to online classes. All faculty and staff alike rose to the occasion, and those […]

Gaston College Veterinary Medical Technology program has a new home

Students in the Gaston College Veterinary Medical Technology program started taking classes in the new Veterinary Medical Technology building on the College’s Dallas campus on the first day of the fall 2020 semester in late August. The building gives the growing program larger, more modern facilities than those in the off-campus site that housed the program […]