Compton College Campus Makes Steady Transformation with New Construction and Renovations

Thanks to the successful passage by voters of two general obligation facilities bonds, the Compton Community College District (CCCD) has achieved significant milestones in the facilities upgrades and new construction at the Compton College campus according to its 2012 Facilities Master Plan and 2017 Comprehensive Master Plan.

In November 2002, the CCCD sought and won voter approval of Measure CC, authorizing the issuance of $100 million in general obligation bonds to upgrade classrooms, labs, infrastructure, and instructional equipment, while making much-needed health and safety repairs and energy efficiency improvements. In November 2014, voters in the Compton Community College District approved Measure C, a $100 million facilities bond designed to make technology and safety upgrades campuswide.

The Compton Community College District grounds continue to improve thanks to funds from Measure CC. Eight major facilities projects were completed since 2013, they include:

  • Utility Infrastructure Replacement Phase 1: Replacement of infrastructure at the south half of the campus; including new stadium lighting and construction of a new Central Plant. The Central Plant supplies cooling for most buildings, while reducing energy costs by $220,000 annually. Completed: December 2013
  • Utility Infrastructure Replacement Phase 2: Replace/upgrade the utility infrastructure; install new data communications and security electrical backbone. The project included new landscaping, and the main north/south road and a majority of the parking lots were repaved and upgraded as part of this Utility Infrastructure Replacement. The Utility Infrastructure Replacement Phases 1 and 2 cost $46 million. Completed: December 2013
  • Library-Student Success Center: Extensive renovations to the $25 million 45,000-square-foot, two-story building, which houses the library, student success center, four tutoring centers, computer lab, and study rooms. Completed: March 2014
  • Football Stadium and Track: $2.3 million renovation of the football field and track and installation of new synthetic turf on the field. Completed: September 2015
  • Allied Health Building: construction on a new $14.3 million, state-of-the-art Allied Health Building to house the nursing and child development programs. It is the first new instructional building constructed on district grounds since the 1990s. Completed: December 2015
  • Cosmetology Facility: installation of a new $2.2 million modular building in Tartar Village to house the new cosmetology program. Completed: August 2016
  • Music Building North Wing & Little Theater: the $3 million Music Building renovation project included upgrades to the 220-seat Little Theater. Completed: December 2016
  • Student Health Center: installation of a modular building to house the Student Health Center. Completed: March 2017

Upcoming facilities projects in the planning stages include:

  • Public Safety Facility: a groundbreaking ceremony occurred in July 2018 for construction of a $4.7 million, all-new building to house the Compton District Police Department. Estimated Completion: Fall 2019
  • Main Campus Drive Landscaping: this $500,000 project will upgrade the landscaping along Main Campus Drive to drought-resistant decomposed granite and succulent plants, which will result in cost savings for maintenance. Estimated Completion: January 2019
  • Student Services/Administration Building: a $20.4 million facility will become a one-stop hub for all student services. The project involves the demolition of the old Library Building, and renovation of the existing Administration Building. Estimated Completion: Winter 2021
  • Instructional Building 1: the $17.7 million project includes the removal of Row Building G, half of F, two-thirds of E, and Modular Buildings M1 and M2 (total of 6 structures) to be replaced with a new, state-of-the-art instructional building. Estimated Completion: Spring 2021
  • Instructional Building 2: this $25.6 million project involves the removal of Row Building D, and the remainder of Row E and F buildings, and construction of a second state-of-the-art instructional building on campus. Estimated Completion: Fall 2021
  • Vocational Technology Building Renovation: the planning for the renovation of this building will begin in fall 2018.
  • MIS/Math Buildings Renovation: a multi-phased project to renovate the MIS office area. The final phase will include renovation of the Math & Science Building.
  • Physical Education Complex and Visual and Performing Arts Projects: these projects are currently in the initial proposal phase with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

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