Artist's drawing of NWTC Catoosa campus

This is an artist’s drawing of the Catoosa County campus. Construction is expected to begin later this month.

State and local leaders in education and government will break ground Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the site of the future Catoosa County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

The college’s soon-to-be sixth campus will be located at the intersection of Ga. Highway 151 and Holcomb Road in Ringgold. The $12-million facility will house a 60,000-square-foot facility which will sit on 36 acres.

Design work first began in 2009. Later this month, construction is set to begin on the college’s newest facility. Georgia Northwestern administrators anticipate moving into the Catoosa County Campus in mid-2016.

Among the programs the college will offer at the new campus will be business management, computer information systems, early childhood care and education, electronics, logistics, mechatronics, industrial systems, and paramedic technology.