The Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Trustees ratified a lease with the Wellsboro School District at Thursday's meeting.
The agreement came after the college decided to sell its North Campus building, which a Shell subsidiary recently agreed to purchase.
"It was bigger than we needed," explained Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, college president.
The college now will lease space from the school district in order to continue offering noncredit programs and industry training. Gilmour said at the meeting that the lease was for one year.
Gilmour added that by signing a one-year lease, it will give the college the opportunity to see if it would like to continue leasing the property and if it is the correct amount of space needed. She added that the district has been "very gracious" in accommodating the college.
The sale of North Campus is expected to close on Dec. 28, according to Gilmour. Classes are set to begin in the new facility at the beginning of next semester in January.
In other news, Dr. Edward A. Henninger, dean of the School of Business and Computer Technologies, showcased the many opportunities his department offers.
Henninger said the department "set sail" with some changes and new programs this past year.
The marketing program began using more digital formats in order to "bring it into the modern world," Henninger said.
The department's gaming and simulation program has grown 100 percent since being introduced last year.
"That is going to be one of our explosive growth areas," Henninger said.
Although some areas are seeing growth, not all are. When asked by the board why, Henninger said there is increased competition as there are many options for students looking for accounting and business degrees. He added that they are adding extra parts to its degrees to attract students.