Cosumnes River College will celebrate its new welding, construction and horiticulture buildings in a ceremony Thursday, the school announced.
Construction on the buildings, which house 300 students, began in July of 2011. The project cost a total of $6.6 million.
The full press release follows:
CRC to Dedicate New Instructional Space
Cosumnes River College will dedicate the new Northeast Buildings on October 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Northeast Technical Building.
The entire project, which began construction in July 2011, includes instructional space for career and technical programs in the Northeast Technical building. It has three classrooms and three faculty offices and two labs for the construction and welding programs. It is almost 19,000 square feet.
The greenhouse is approximately 5,800 square feet and will be used by the college’s horticulture program.
“The construction, welding and horticulture programs began classes inside the Northeast Technical Building this semester,” said CRC President Dr. Deborah Travis. “This includes our green energy and building performance classes and with the greenhouse nearby, horticulture students can move out to the site when needed.”
More than 300 construction, welding and horticulture students are being served in the new buildings. “The new facilities mean that our students have state-of-the-art classroom and lab space in which to learn,” said Bob Johnson, Dean of Careers and Technology. “These students will go out into the workforce with the skills needed in today’s environment.”
Construction on the Northeast Buildings cost about $6.6 million. Funds from both local and state bonds paid for the project.
Cosumnes River College is part of the Los Rios Community College District.