Construction underway for College's 2015 bond projects

Aug 6, 2019Sophia Primera


New and exciting facilities changes are underway at San Jacinto College funded by the College's $425 million 2015 bond referendum.

Several existing buildings on the Central, North, and South Campuses are undergoing general infrastructure upgrades including increased Wi-Fi accessibility and bringing building access up to ADA code. The architectural firms and constructions teams have matched tile, paint colors, and other various design elements and aesthetics to ensure cohesiveness among the renovated spaces. Under renovation this fall semester are Central's Davison Building, North Campus' Spencer Building, and South Campus' Longenecker Building.

This fall, students in the early college high school programs at the Central, North, and South Campuses will enjoy new and updated classroom spaces, new dining facilities, and new water bottle filling stations.

The Central Campus' new 55,000-square-foot Welcome Center is well underway and will serve as a "one-stop" facility for student support services including admissions, financial aid, education planning and counseling, and testing.

The North Campus' new Cosmetology and Culinary Center, also under construction, will feature a full-service salon and spa where students and the community can experience services such as haircuts and color, manicures, pedicures, massages, and facials all facilitated by San Jacinto College cosmetology students. Culinary students will also train in state-of-the-art kitchen facilities with multiple food prep stations, ovens, stoves, and industry-standard walk-in refrigerators and freezers. The facility will feature a bistro dining area available to the public and able to host catered events with meals prepared by culinary students.

Construction continues at the South Campus' 74,000-square-foot Engineering and Technology Center and the 39,300-square-foot Cosmetology Center. The Engineering and Technology Center will feature new computer labs along with a MakerSpace featuring a 3D print shop, metal shop, and a wood shop to allow students to build their designs. The Cosmetology Center will also feature a full-service salon with updated labs, classrooms, and seating lounge areas. All of these new facilities are slated to open in spring 2020.

Learn more about the San Jacinto College 2015 bond construction projects and their progress.