FACILITIES

Mona Ruth Imbrescia Welcome Center

As unique as Douglas Education Center itself, the newly renovated castle-themed Mona Ruth Imbrescia Welcome Center provides an experience unlike anything you have ever seen before. We combine cutting-edge digital technology into your campus tour with friendly, knowledgeable guides, and traditional Southwestern, Pennsylvania hospitality. Our Admissions Department will provide answers on how DEC can start you on our career path.

7th Street Administration Building

Douglas Education Center spans five blocks in Monessen, Pennsylvania. The main administration building is located at 130 Seventh Street. This four-story brick building houses administrative offices, conference rooms, computer labs with Wi-Fi Internet access, and a guest lounge.

Van Keulen Complex

The Van Keulen Complex located at 531 Schoonmaker Avenue, includes Career Services, offices, the Learning Resource Center, Computer Resource Center, a conference center, a banquet hall, and two multi-purpose seminar rooms. Graduations and orientations are held at the Van Keulen Complex, as well as special workshops.

Student Lounge & Museum

The Student Lounge is a place where the DEC community can sit back and unwind in between classes or on lunch. It features an assortment of vending machines, including frozen foods, drinks and snacks. From pastas to pizza snacks, to calorie conscious dinners, the choices are endless. A microwave and condiment station is also available. There is a television for students to watch as they relax. Attached to the Student Lounge is the Student Museum which showcases incredible work from prior students, instructors and visiting artists!

George A. Romero Film Building

The George A. Romero Film Building, home of George A. Romero Filmmaking Program at Douglas, is located at 535 Schoonmaker Avenue and is attached to Douglas Education Center’s Van Keulen Complex. Completed refurbished inside and out, the George A. Romero Film Building houses professional facilities for both production and post-production, as well as plentiful classrooms and office space. Wi-Fi access is available.
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8th Street Arts Building (Savini Building)

The 8th Street Arts Building, located at 108 Eighth Street, is home to Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program. This building houses faculty offices, specialized workshop-style classrooms, studios, the book room and the supply room. Wi-Fi access is available.
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4th Street Cosmetology Building

The Cosmetology Academy, home to the cosmetology programs, is located at the corner of Fourth Street and Schoonmaker Avenue. It houses offices, specialized classrooms, a library, and a student clinic. Wi-Fi access is available.
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Medical Technology Building

The Medial Technology Building, home to the medical programs, is located at 456 Donner Avenue. It houses a fully equipped, simulated physician’s office setting designed to accommodate competency-based learning concepts. There are lecture areas, classrooms, computers, and clinical procedure laboratories.

30 Donner Place

This facility located at 30 Donner Ave. houses the “Page to Screen” portion of the Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects Program. This area is designed to look and function like an actual special effects shop. Fabrication areas, wardrobe, ovens, molding areas, etc. make up the space. Natural Gas Extraction and Commercial Driver’s License Programs are also housed here. CDL Driving Simulators, classrooms and a multi purpose hall are located here.

Design and Career Training Center

The Design and Career Training Center is located at 525 Schoonmaker Avenue. It houses specialized classrooms, studio workshops and offices.  Dorian Cleavenger’s airbrush class is held in downstairs classroom.
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