Construction at Oceanside campus is part of community college district’s capital improvement program, financed through Measure MM
MiraCosta College’s Oceanside campus is undergoing a transformation this summer, as construction will result in several new buildings and renovation projects.
The work is part of the community college district’s capital improvement program, financed through Measure MM, a $455 million bond approved by voters in 2016. Among the improvements the bond is financing are upgrades to career training facilities for science, health care, technology and the skilled trades.
“The transformation of our college facilities plays a crucial role in workforce development and creating career opportunities for students,” said Tim Flood, MiraCosta’s vice president of administrative services, in a statement. “It’s essential that our facilities are state- of-the-art and equipped with cutting-edge resources that foster innovation and excellence.”
The new buildings planned are:
Theresia M. Heyden Hall for Nursing and Allied Health: This $28.8 million facility will be a central location for all Allied Health programs, and will include state-of-the-art simulation spaces for patients and operating rooms, hands-on skills labs, and classrooms.
Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition (KHAN) Building, and Gymnasium: Outdated gym buildings will be replaced with a 40,915-square-foot complex housing the new Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition (KHAN) Building, Wellness Center, athletics instruction spaces, and a modern gymnasium. The $41.1 million project will include locker rooms, equipment storage, and a multipurpose studio.
Student Services Building: This one-stop shop will unify student service functions and will also house the Veterans Center. Located in the former site of Pedley Park, the two-story building is positioned as a gateway for the campus. The $62.1 million project will encompass 54,556 square feet of space.
Chemistry and Biotechnology Building: This 23,391-square-foot building, a $46.9 million project, will provide new chemistry and biochemistry labs and two 40-seat flexible classrooms, as well as room to expand the biotech program into a baccalaureate degree program.
Media Arts Complex: The $21.7 million Media Arts project will include an art gallery, two computer labs, a film studies classroom, student study and collaboration spaces, faculty offices, the Media Arts labs, and display areas for student art.
Renovations are planned at the campus library, Building 1200, where nearly 47,800 square feet of space is being reworked. The $32.5 million project will include mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades. Interiors will be adjusted to better fit changing needs.
Designs are under way to replace four buildings with one building and renovate two others for the future Communications Hub, Student Center, and Social Justice and Equity Centers. That work should start in the fall. And a theater lighting upgrade is planned for Building 2000.