COC groundbreaking ceremony underway

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COC administrators, staff and others gather for groundbreaking of new "A" building
COC administrators, staff and others gather for groundbreaking of new “A” building

The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees and Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook will host a ground-breaking ceremony to officially begin construction of the college’s new and improved, approximately 46,000-square-foot, two-story Student Services & Administration Building.

Demolition of the previous ‘A-building’ facility began in December, while the college was closed for the winter holiday period, and concluded before the start of the spring semester in February.

Included on the new building’s first floor will be an expanded Admissions & Records office featuring new computer labs and kiosks for student use, along with an official college ‘welcoming center’ to help ensure students and campus visitors are able to access the appropriate campus department or destination for their needs. Plans also call for the inclusion of a new Financial Aid office and expanded college switchboard and mailroom area.

The second floor of the office will also house additional computer kiosks, along with several other key student service departments including the college’s counseling department, Transfer Center and Career Center. Additional space has also been set aside to accommodate the college’s Student Services, Instruction, and Public Information Offices.

The roughly $17.8 million demolition/construction project will be paid for with a combination of Measure M general obligation bonds and state matched funds.

Under the current construction timeline the new Student Services and Administration Building is scheduled for completion prior to January 2015.

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