A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Valencia campus flagpole for COC’s new administration building on Thursday, March 14, 2013 to mark the beginning of construction on the building.
The ceremony was held by the Santa Clarita District Board of Trustees and College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook.
The new Administration and Student Services building will hold a financial aid office, the transfer and career center, and the counseling center.
“Right now students need to go to six or seven different locations to do all of the things that are required to apply, to register, to pay their fees, to get their financial aid,” said Dianne Van Hook, “By putting it all in one location it makes it a lot easier for students.”
The project is estimated to cost $17.8 million to complete.
“Part of our financing comes from Measure M and that’s something that the voters of the Santa Clarita Valley voted on,” said Bruce Fortine, member of the Board of Trustees.
The building will be 4,600 square feet to house all of the departments that students will need in order to complete the registration and admission process.
“Centralizing all of the services here on campus…having it all in one building is what this building is really going to be about,” said Michael Kramer, President of the Associated Student Government.
The new building is expected to be finished by January 2015.