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About Gaston College
Gaston College has three campuses and one regional training center:
Dallas Campus - (Main Campus) Dallas, Gaston County
Twelve buildings comprise the Dallas Campus and contain approximately 450,868 square feet (41,887.0 m2). There is an efficient road system and parking for more than 2,000 cars. College facilities are available for public use. Gaston College is a commuter institution and does not have dormitories or housing for rent.
Lincoln Campus - Lincolnton, Lincoln County
The Lincoln Center of Gaston College was opened in August 1969. In 1987, it was relocated to the Lincoln County School of Technology in Lincolnton. The former Lincolnton High School was renovated by Gaston College to become the current Lincoln County Location. Classes were first held at Lincoln Campus in Spring 1999. The second Lincoln Campus building, Cochrane Science and Technology Building, was completed in January 2009. The lower level expansion was completed fall of 2011. The school of cosmetology became operational January 2012.
Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Center - Belmont, Gaston County
The North Carolina Vocational Textile School was approved in 1941 and began operation in 1943 in Belmont. It was later renamed the North Carolina Center for Applied Textile Technology. In 2005, the center was transferred to Gaston College and became the East Campus and Textile Technology Center. The Textile Technology Center offers new and sample product development, product testing, training, and consulting for the textile industry. Currently numerous continuing education and a few curriculum classes are offered on the campus.
Regional Emergency Services Training Center - (Main Campus) Dallas, Gaston County
The Regional Emergency Services Training Center is a five-story training facility used by fire, police, and emergency medical organizations. On surrounding grounds, there are nine propane and flammable liquids pits. The center gives Gaston College the opportunity to offer specialized training previously unavailable in the region.
Dallas is Texas' most mythical city, with a past and present rich in the stuff that American legends are made of. The 'Big D' is famous for its contributions to popular culture – notably the Cowboys and their cheerleaders, and Dallas, the TV series that for a time was a worldwide symbol of the USA. An upscale ethos makes for an amazing dining scene (you can tell which place is hot by the caliber of cars the valet leaves out front) and the nightlife's not too shabby either.
The museums are not only excellent, but unique – history buffs should not miss the memorials to President John F Kennedy's assassination. The most impressive addition to Dallas' cultural landscape in recent years is the massive 68-acre Arts District, now the largest in the country.
Don't worry, though: all this culture doesn't mean that Dallas isn't still a paragon of conspicuous consumption. With more malls per capita than anywhere else in the US, shopping is definitely this city's guiltiest pleasure. So if you feel the urge to take out your credit card, throw frugality to the winds and say 'When in Dallas…', you won't be alone.
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