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Gardner Hall

The Business and Economics Department and Computer Technology and Information Systems Department are housed in Gardner Hall.


Gardner Hall was built in 1995 at a cost of $4,000,000 and is a modern spacious building. Included in its 40,000 square feet are the following features: 200-seat auditorium, 55-seat lecture halls (4), networked computer labs (2), 48-seat table-style classrooms (2), 35-seat seminar room, 42-seat arm chair-style classroom, student study area, 20 faculty offices, offices for the Dean of the School of Business and Technology, the Nebraska Business Development Center, and offices and computer labs for the Computer Technology and

Information Systems Department.




Benthack Hall

Both programs in the Department of Technology and Applied Science, Family and Consumer Sciences and Industrial Technology are housed in Benthack Hall of Applied Science. Classrooms and labs in the building are equipped to meet the needs of the programs and concentrations. Student access to instructors and labs is a priority of the Department.


The first floor includes a large lecture hall with a presentation system, faculty offices and specialized labs. The Drafting Lab has 22 computers with CAD software for design classes and software for digital photography classes. The Manufacturing Lab is equipped with lathes, mills, plastics and welding equipment. The Energy, Power and Transportation Lab is used for a variety of classes: automotive, construction and Power Drive. The Construction Lab is used for cabinet making and working on projects for various construction management classes. The Technology Lab houses a modular technology lab for education majors.


The second floor of Benthack Hall houses more classrooms and labs. A smaller computer lab with 10 computers includes software for Family and Consumer Sciences classes such as a Diet Analysis for foods and nutrition classes and spreadsheets for fashion retailing. The Foods Lab is equipped to provide students an opportunity to work on food preparation and management skills. Our Child Development Lab is know as Kiddie College and is equipped as a lab – preschool which also includes an observation room for parents and students. The classroom for Interior Design classes includes a Sample Room filled with carpet, wallpaper, fabric, laminate and flooring samples that students can use for their projects. The Clothing Lab provides hands on experiences in working with textiles garment construction and soft furnishings. In the Electronics Lab students have the opportunity to work with electronics and basic home wiring techniques.



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