Grand Opening of New Library-Student Success Center Marks Significant Milestone in Rebuilding of Compton Community College District

Ribbon CuttingThe Compton Community College District (CCCD) celebrated a major milestone with a grand opening ceremony for the new Library-Student Success Center on April 15. The new Library-Student Success Center will facilitate academic success of future students as the CCCD continues the process of rebuilding in support of enrollment growth for years to come.

The newest building for El Camino College Compton Center students promotes energy efficiency and is a focal point for campus life, providing an inviting environment for student learning and instruction.

Located on the first floor of the new 45,000-square-foot Library-Student Success Center building, 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 will also offer 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.

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.

In addition to the library and student success center, the building accommodates numerous study rooms and a state-of-the-art training room for library orientation and staff training. Another highlight of the first floor is an Art Gallery that will display rotating exhibits featuring local culture and history from throughout the community.

The building’s design incorporates sustainable features such as long spans of solar- reflective glass, allowing for panoramic campus views. The natural light minimizes the need for electric fixtures during the day.

Members of the community and elected officials were invited to attend the grand opening ceremony where guided tours were conducted in the new Library-Student Success Center.

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