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Construction Updates

Completed Facilities Upgrades & New Construction 2012 to Present
(2002 Measure CC Bond)

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Instructional Building 2

December 2019

On December 10, 2019, a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held for Instructional Building 2,  Instructional Building 2 is a $25 million all-new, multi-story classroom building at the north end of campus. It will join Instructional Building 1, currently under construction, in replacing the former "Row Buildings" that were built circa the 1950s. This new construction is made possible with funds from the District's 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and State Capital Outlay monies. Instructional Building 2 is targeted for completion in fall 2021.

Instructional Building 2 Groundbreaking

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Public Safety Building

July 2019

On July 16, 2019, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for the Public Safety Building, the new home of the Compton College Police Department. This $4.7 million project included construction of a completely new, 5,550 square-foot Public Safety Building and a small police vehicle parking lot, located on the site of the previous Foster Care Building. The building includes a front lobby with a service window connected to the dispatch area, staff offices, meeting rooms, storage areas, a break room, and other features that are customary for Public Safety facilities. The state-of-the-art building also incorporates natural lighting through Solatubes (efficient daylighting system delivering high-quality natural light), cool roof technology, and lighting, heating and air conditioning control systems.

 Public Safety Building Ribbon Cutting

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Two-Story Instructional Building

April 2019

On April 16, 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new $18.8 million instructional building on the north end of the Compton College campus. Instructional Building No. 1 is an all-new, multi-story classroom building that is targeted for completion in spring 2021. It replaces a portion of the former "Row Buildings" that were built circa 1950s. This new construction is made possible with funds from the District's 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and State capital outlay funds. Instructional Building No. 1 will be the second new instructional building constructed at Compton College since the 1990s following the opening of the Allied Health Building, which was completed in January 2016.

 Instructional Building 1 Groundbreaking

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Weight Room Renovation

October 2018

Compton College held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Weight Room Renovation project on October 16, 2018. The weight room renovation was completed in three months, and included installation of new rubber flooring, new interior paint, an LED lighting upgrade, new mirrors, a chilled water fountain with reusable water bottle filler, a security camera system, and new weight room equipment. The weight room will be used for scheduled PE courses and Compton College athletic teams.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Weight Room Renovation

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Abel B. Sykes Jr. Child Development Center Playground - Phase 2 Renovation

August 2018

On August 21, 2018, the Compton Community College District hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Abel B. Sykes Jr. Child Development Center's playground renovation - phase 2. ABC Eyewitness News co-anchor Leslie Sykes and her mother Sylvia were in attendance. The $134,000, phase 2 renovation was funded by Capital Outlay Funds. New synthetic turf and landscaping were added to the east and west playgrounds, used by students up to 3 years of age who attend the Child Development Center. The Child Development Center's north playground was upgraded last winter.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Abel B. Sykes Jr. Child Development Center Playground - Phase 2 Renovation

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Public Safety Building

July 2018

The Compton Community College District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on July 17 for its all-new, 5,550 square feet Public Safety Building, which will house the CCCD Police Department. The $4.7 million construction project, which included demolition of the previous Kindred/Foster Care Building at the southeast corner of campus, was made possible with funds from the 2002 Measure CC local general obligation bond. The state-of-the-art building will incorporate natural lighting through Solatubes, cool roof technology, and efficient lighting, heating and air conditioning control systems. The building will accommodate a front lobby with a service window connected to the dispatch area, staff offices, an open office area, meeting room, storage areas, locker/shower rooms, interview rooms, armory, watch station, break room, custodial room, exterior storage, and room for evidence storage.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Public Safety Building

Grand Opening of Abel B. Sykes Jr. Child Development Center Playground Renovation

December 2017

On Dec. 12, 2017, the Compton Community College District hosted the opening of the new playground at the Abel B. Sykes Jr. Child Development Center. This $175,400 project took 10 weeks to complete and was funded by a grant from nonprofit Child 360 (formerly known as Los Angeles Universal Preschool) and Compton District scheduled maintenance funding. Highlights of this project include: a new stage and seating for audiences to enjoy student performances and presentations; a rock climbing wall; a tricycle path around the perimeter of the playground; an elevated vegetable garden; an art area; a refurbished water fountain; and new synthetic turf around the majority of the area.

Tartar Village Ribbon-Cutting

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Tartar Village

August 2017

The Compton Community College District hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tartar Village on August 15, 2017.

The $3.6 million Tartar Village provides temporary instructional buildings located in the practice football/soccer field area during construction of the all-new Instructional Building 1 (which will replace the current Row Buildings). The new facility for the cosmetology program that opened last fall is also located in Tartar Village.

Tartar Village includes 14 instructional classrooms, five modular office buildings, two separate restroom buildings and one computer lab. There is also space to add two instructional labs and five classroom buildings in the future. This project is supported by Measure CC bond funds.

Compton College students first occupied the Tartar Village classrooms beginning with the fall 2017 semester.

Tartar Village Ribbon-Cutting

Grand Opening of Molina Student Health Center

March 2017

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on March 21 celebrated the first-ever Student Health Center on District grounds. The facility, located in M-4 near Campus Police and the Gymnasium, is be operated by Long Beach-based Molina Medical Clinic, a subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, a national health care company. The on-campus student health center is the first of its kind for Molina Medical Group and is staffed by a nurse practitioner and two medical assistants. The Health Center offers physicals; treatment for colds, flu and ear infections; family planning, including pregnancy tests; and health care education. Students pay a nominal fee of $19 per semester and must show their ECC Compton Center student ID to use the Health Center. For an additional cost, flu and hepatitis vaccines are also available. The center is currently open three days per week and the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Walk-ins and same-day appointments are accepted. For more information click here

Molina Health Center

Grand Opening of Music Building North Wing & Little Theater

December 2016

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on December 13 celebrated this $3 million renovation project, funded by the Measure CC Bond. The project included upgrades to the 220-seat Little Theater and adjacent restrooms, as well as the addition of ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines. The Little Theater will be used to support the music and theater programs at El Camino College Compton Center, as well as for meetings, performances, and guest lectures occurring on campus for students, faculty, CCCD employees and members of the community.

Grand Opening of Music Building North Wing and Little Theater

Grand Opening of Cosmetology Facility

August 2016

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on August 16 celebrated the launch of the Cosmetology program at El Camino College Compton Center. The event included an open house and tours of the cosmetology facility. The project included construction of a new modular building in the swing space area on District grounds, and the addition of furniture, fixtures and program-related equipment. The Cosmetology program began in fall 2016 with daytime and evening schedules, and offers students interested in the beauty and wellness industry an opportunity to earn a two-year degree and various certificates. The cosmetology facility is equipped with both classrooms and a salon-type setting for students to get real-world training and gain proficiency in beauty services such as hair cutting, coloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, manicuring, pedicuring, facials, and related procedures.

Grand Opening of Cosmetology Facility

Grand Opening of New Allied Health Building

January 2016

A grand opening on January 26 celebrated the brand new $13.5 million Allied Health Building - the first new instructional building constructed on district grounds since the 1990s. The 20,350-square-foot, state-of-the-art building houses the Nursing and Child Development programs. The building features three classrooms, one lecture hall, one simulation lab, four health science labs, 11 faculty offices and an office for the dean of student learning, a computer lab, and a student lounge. The building also has wireless access throughout and “smart” classroom technology, as well as incorporates sustainable features.

Allied Health Building

Grand Opening of Football Stadium and Track

September 2015

The $2.5 million project funded by the 2002 Measure CC Bond included a renovation of the existing football field and track and the installation of new synthetic turf on the football/soccer field. The track received fresh paint and decomposed granite was placed in the area outside of the track. Replacement of the perimeter fencing will conclude the project. In addition, new stadium lighting was completed in July 2015 as part of the Phase I Utility Infrastructure renovation project on District grounds.

Stadium & Track

Groundbreaking for New Allied Health Building

June 2014

The $12 million Allied Health Building construction is supported by 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and state capital outlay funds. The project involves the replacement of the existing Allied Health Building on District grounds. The new building will provide permanent instructional facilities for the currently displaced Allied Health Instructional programs, including Nursing and Child Development.

Allied Health Building Groundbreaking

Grand Opening of all-new Library-Student Success Center

April 2014

The brand new 45,000-square-foot Library-Student Success Center promotes energy efficiency and is a focal point for campus life, providing an inviting environment for student learning and instruction. Construction of the $25 million Library-Student Success Center was made possible with funds from the 2002 Measure CC general obligation bond and State Capital Outlay monies.

Located on the first floor, the Library provides reference services, general library orientation, research, instruction, and access to group study rooms. The Student Success Center is located on the second floor, where students have access to four drop-in tutorial centers, including tutoring, a Writing Center, Math & Science Center, and Reading Success Center. The Student Success Center also offers a Supplemental Instruction program, Directed Learning Activities, academic skills workshops, and peer-led tutoring. A new Multidisciplinary Computer Lab features 100 new computers with a variety of academic software for students to utilize for computer-aided learning, word processing and research.

Library-Student Success Center

Grand Opening of Central Plant and Main Road

December 2013

As part of the Phase 1 Infrastructure project funded by state capital outlay monies, the new state-of-the-art Central Plant supplies cooling for all existing buildings, as well as accommodates future expansion throughout the Compton Community College District grounds. This energy efficient approach improves reliability and reduces energy costs for the District by $220,000 per year.

The main access road, which connects the south side of campus (Artesia Blvd.) with the north side of campus (Greenleaf Ave.), reopened on December 17, 2013. Improvements for this main campus thoroughfare include, aligning the primary drop-off area to help clarify vehicle circulation patterns and speed control, as well as new landscaping improvements.

Central Plant & Main Road

Phase II of Infrastructure Upgrade Project

October 2012

The $17 million infrastructure replacement Phase II project is supported by 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and state funds. This project replaced the underground utilities necessary to provide power, water, gas, and sewer service to all existing and planned facilities, as well as bring District facilities into compliance with regional water quality requirements.

The second phase of the utility infrastructure replacement project involves new sanitary sewer and storm drain piping; installation of new catch basins and underground storm drainage; new underground distribution systems for chilled water and natural gas; a new fire system and fire hydrants; security cameras; underground distribution of fiber-optics, copper and 5KV; parking lot and walkway lighting; repaving of main entry road from the Administration Building to Greenleaf Ave.; and new fencing/gates and landscaping along the east side of District grounds. Completion: 2013

Phase II Groundbreaking

Infrastructure Replacement Project Phase I

July 2012

The $36 million infrastructure replacement Phase I project is supported by 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and state funds. The utility infrastructure replacement project involves improvements at the southern half of the campus and the central plant. Upgrades included new security (code blue) and fire alarm systems; data and communications technology; campus lighting for parking lots, pedestrian walkways, open spaces and the stadium; sewer and storm drainage; as well as natural gas, electrical and fire and potable water distribution. All exterior lighting is LED fixtures with individual controllers. This project also included new wiring and terminal control devices required for communication of the lighting system with a new Energy Management Control System (EMCS). Phase I also included a new 2,000-ton energy efficient central plant. Completion: 2012

Phase I Groundbreaking

Completed Projects 2007-2010 (2002 Measure CC):

MIS/EOC Building Renovation

  • Reprogramming only; programming complete
  • Measure CC Bond Funds: $150,000 (P)
  • Measure CC Bond Funds: $350,000 (W)
  • State Capital Outlay Funds: $1,200,000 (C)
  • Measure CC Bond Funds: $3,050,000 (C)

Completed: 2014
Total Cost: $4,750,000

Math/Science HVAC Repairs

Completed: 2007/2008
Total Cost: $47,500

Voc Tech HVAC Repairs

Completed: 2007/2008
Total Cost: $51,500

Central Plant Repairs

Completed: 2007/2008
Total Cost: $47,500

Campus Master Plan

  • Measure CC Bond Funds: $385,000

Completed: 2007/2008
Total Cost: $317,500

Server Room HVAC System & Emergency Generator for MIS Bldg.

  • Measure CC Bond Budget: $800,000

Completed: 2008/2009
Total Cost: $680,000

Math/Science, Voc Tech & Central Plant Retro-Commissioning

  • IOU/CCC Rebate: $149,000
  • 32% reduction of campus wide electricity consumption
  • Measure CC Bond Budget: $1,600,000

Completed: 2008/2009
Total Cost: $1,260,000

 

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