Oceanside CA— In summer 2015, MiraCosta College will remodel approximately 17 classrooms at its Oceanside Campus.
Preparations began in fall 2014 after the MiraCosta Community College District Board of Trustees approved five-year facilities plan, which included modernizing classrooms.
“The whole project, when complete, is estimated to cost $4 million,” said Tom Macias, facilities director. “That will cover interior remodeling of 120 classrooms located at both the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses.”
During the first leg of the project, 17 classrooms at the Oceanside Campus will be remodeled. To make up for lost classroom space, 20 classes in the Spanish, math, communications and English disciplines will be held at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad.
“This is the first time we are doing this while classes are in session, we are not cancelling or minimizing classes and we are very happy about that,” said Mary Benard, vice president of instructional services.
The remodeling will include new carpeting; paint; ceiling tiles; LED lighting; whiteboards; and all new, modern furniture and classroom technology.
“This is going to improve the learning experience of students because they are going to have refreshed facilities,” said Dr. Benard. “The new, state-of-the-art technology and equipment will thoroughly modernize the classrooms for the 21st century.”
Tours of the remodeled Room 3517 will be offered on March 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information, contact the MiraCosta College Facilities Department at 760.795.6875.