Construction of a new classroom building on the Menifee Valley Campus began in May 2011. Referred to as MVC Building 1, the new addition will serve as a Social Sciences and Humanities building. It is located east of the 600 building.
The construction of this building is not taking away funding for classes:
- The state provided 100 percent of funding for this project.
- The state awarded $11.8 million to MSJC for this building.
- These state funds are “earmarked,” which means the money can only be used for construction and equipment and furniture for the building.
- The state approved funding this project because of MSJC’s high increase in student population. Over the 10 year period ending in 2009, MSJC experienced a 75% enrollment growth. MSJC needed more classrooms to house more students!
The funds were made available in fall 2010. MSJC has three years to complete construction or risk losing the state funding.
This new building will allow MSJC to move classes that were previously held in aging portables into the new facility with state-of-the-art equipment.
Classroom Building I consists of a new wood framed 2-story general classroom building. This building is approximately 33,885 gross square feet.
First floor gross area: 18,495 S.F.
- 4 Lab/Classrooms
- 1-Library area
- 2-Assembly rooms, 1 with stadium style fixed seating.
Second floor gross area: 17,225 S.F.
- 3-Lab/Classroom/service areas
- Meeting rooms
MVC Building I opened its doors to students in Fall 2012.