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 WIFI 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 currently 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 also feature a bistro dining area available to the public with capabilities of hosting 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.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries, and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient, and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.