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Campus Facilities

Wade College has adequate physical resources to support its institutional mission and its programs and services. Wade College considers physical resources to be the plant and other tangible assets that are incidental to the learning environment; therefore, physical resources of the college are composed of the college campus in the Dallas INFOMART and the World Trade Center.

INFOMART

In July 2010, the Wade College main campus moved to its new location in Suite 4080 of the INFOMART. The INFOMART sits on 25 acres of land in the heart of Dallas, Texas, located two miles north of downtown Dallas on a major interstate highway. It is easily accessible by car; rail and public bus transportation service also serve the location. The INFOMART is conveniently located near DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field.

The Dallas INFOMART opened in 1985 as a permanent trade center for the information technology industry. Covering 1.6 million square feet, the building was modeled after London's Crystal Palace, the site of the first World’s Fair, the Great Exhibition of 1851. The building provides fully redundant electrical power and an HVAC system with availability twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The INFOMART offers a vast array of amenities and services, such as concierge services, a newsstand, a café, free Wi-Fi access, meeting and event facilities, a fitness center, and plentiful free parking. Designed as a premier choice for data center space, the INFOMART provides twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week roving security guards and identification-required access, and a highly sophisticated fire suppression system.

Wade College's main campus occupies approximately 16,000 square feet in the INFOMART, housing the institution’s classrooms, laboratories, administrative and faculty offices, storage rooms, and library. The following is a description of Suite 4080 that the institution currently operates as a part of the learning environment and execution of its mission, programs, and services.

Lecture Rooms I and III each contain student lecture desks. Both rooms provide state-of-the-art technology, including Walltalker dry-erase wall coverings, ceiling-mounted speakers, and Dell Optiplex desktop computers wired to projectors for classroom presentations. Each room contains wall-mounted PTZ camera that catches both the whiteboard and presenter and new Panasonic Projector with a new Chief mount with audio output connected to the OFE in-ceiling amplifier and wireless microphone system. The computers have access to the Wade College network and the Internet.

Art Laboratory

The Art Laboratory contains seminar tables and task chairs. The laboratory also contains Walltalker dry-erase wall coverings, ceiling-mounted speakers, and an Apple iMac wired to a ceiling-mounted LCD projector for classroom presentation. Technology includes a Lumens video processor with a dedicated Dell monitor and keyboard/mouse combo kit, a PTZ camera on the ceiling of the room in an area that can catch both the whiteboard and presenter, a Gooseneck document camera on table and connected to the Lumens Video Processor to enable sharing of hard documents, models, etc, an OFE PC connected to the Lumens Video Processor to allow for content sharing; a wireless microphone system and a new Panasonic Projector with a new Chief mount with audio output connected to the OFE in-ceiling amplifier. The computer has access to the Wade College network and the Internet. The laboratory primarily holds art classes; however, lecture classes can also be held therein. The laboratory is available for student use throughout the day, evening, and weekend hours.

The Computer Laboratory contains workstations, including the professor’s, consisting of Dell Optiplex desktop computers. The professor’s workstation is wired to a ceiling-mounted LCD projector and ceiling-mounted speakers for classroom presentations on a Walltalker dry-erase wall covering. All workstations have access to the Wade College network and the Internet. Courses held in the laboratory include web design courses and the business applications course. The laboratory is available for student use throughout the day, evening, and weekend hours.

The Graphic Design Laboratory contains Apple iMacs and Dell Optiplex desktop computers, including the professor’s. The professor’s workstation is wired to a ceiling-mounted LCD projector and ceiling-mounted speakers for classroom presentations on a Walltalker dry-erase wall covering. All workstations have access to the Wade College network and the Internet. Courses held in the laboratory include web design courses. The laboratory is available for student use throughout the day and evening hours.

The Technology Laboratory contains seminar tables and task chairs. The room provides state-of-the-art technology, including Walltalker dry-erase wall coverings, ceiling-mounted speakers, and a Dell Optiplex desktop computer wired to ceiling-mounted LCD projectors for classroom presentations. The classroom is available for student use throughout the day, evening, and weekend hours.

Interior Design Laboratory

The Interior Design Laboratory contains a wired to ceiling-mounted LCD projector and ceiling-mounted speakers for classroom presentations on a Walltalker dry-erase wall covering. Technology includes a Lumens video processor with a dedicated Dell monitor and keyboard/mouse combo kit, a PTZ camera on the ceiling of the room in an area that can catch both the whiteboard and presenter, a Gooseneck document camera on table and connected to the Lumens Video Processor to enable sharing of hard documents, models, etc, an OFE PC connected to the Lumens Video Processor to allow for content sharing; a wireless microphone system and a new Panasonic Projector with a new Chief mount with audio output connected to the OFE in-ceiling amplifier. All student workstations are architectural drafting tables with top angle adjustment up to 40 degrees. The laboratory also contains a sample room with textiles and hard goods including tile, flooring, hardware and paint samples. Courses held in the laboratory include interior design lecture and lab courses. The laboratory is available for student use throughout the day, evening, and weekend hours.

The Wade College Library and Computer Laboratory occupy approximately 1,800 square feet of the campus. Workstations with Dell Optiplex desktop computers and several Apple iPads are available in the library computer laboratory with access to the college network, online databases, and the Internet.

The college campus also contains private administrative offices for the President, Executive Director, Executive Vice-President, the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, the Director of Compliance and Finance, and the Director of Career Services, Director of Financial Services, Director of Admissions and Marketing, and admissions staff. A file room and a technology room are located within the administrative area. Semi-private offices are available to faculty members.

Internet access for the entire campus is provided via a high-performance fiber optic cable with a 1Gigabit bandwidth. Faculty, staff, and students have unlimited access to multiple networked copiers, printers, plotters, and scanners that are located throughout the college campus. The library provides free Wi-Fi access.

Wade College provides sufficient physical classroom resources to currently offer all day classes between 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday, all evening classes between 5:30 p.m. and 10:35 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and all weekend classes between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Additionally, such scheduling achieves an effective average class size.

Additional areas throughout the INFOMART and World Trade Center are also available for college use. These areas have been used for student lounge areas, student orientations, student exhibits or shows, professional portfolio critiques, fashion shows, large assemblies, presentations by special guest lecturers, alumni reunions, and commencement ceremonies.

The physical facilities provide modern, comfortable, clean, and up-to-date space and amenities. The facilities offer appropriate instructional, administrative, faculty, library, beverage/food service, recreational, parking, and storage space.