Centers of Excellence
The Digital Arts and Technology Alliance (DATA) at Meramec was established to meet
the demand for training in digital arts and to integrate technology resources in the
areas of architectural design, digital media, interior design, landscaping design
and video editing. The Center for Visual Technology, a DATA component, features state-of-the-art
computer graphics equipment and software to train students for careers in emerging
visual arts areas.
The Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing at Florissant Valley offers a
comprehensive program in manufacturing, engineering and related technologies. The
facility design was based on input from business/industry and educational partners
and was modeled by external and internal planning groups.
The new Center for Plant and Life Sciences has been developed in response to plant and life science industry demands. Drawing on the strength of relevant programming across the district, the center interfaces with business and industry to bring STLCC students a cutting-edge education and to provide workforce training in this growing industry.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise.