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Pierce College is in the midst of a shining Renaissance of enrollment and renewal. In the last decade, enrollment has almost doubled while dramatic improvements brought new life to the campus’ aged physical plant.
This remarkable progress began as a vision of past President Rocky Young, who fostered creation of the college’s Master Plan between 2000-2002. The plan is now cultivated by dedicated faculty, staff and administrators who continue to bring the vision of a vastly improved Pierce College into reality for our community’s students.
Pierce’s renewal has been wholly supported by the generosity of the Los Angeles voters in approving three bond measures now funding the modernization of Pierce’s campus. All funds for Pierce’s building program, to date about $700 million, came from these bonds.
Three striking state-of-the-art facilities opened in 2009 and 2010: the three-story, one-stop Student Services Building, the innovative Child Development Center, and the 100,000 square-foot Center for the Sciences.
Throughout campus, existing buildings and common areas continue to be renovated as the Master Plan is executed, improving almost every area of the 426-acre campus. Projects revamping classrooms, athletic facilities, animal science facilities, entrances, parking lots, the Metro bus gateway, botanic gardens, and the southwest half of the Mall with landscaped, lighted pathways are now complete.
On the northeast side of campus, more classrooms and facilities will be restored over the next few years and exciting new projects are underway, including:
• Green Technologies Building, Digital Arts and Media Building, Library Learning Crossroads Building, Maintenance and Operations facility, and expanded Automotive and Technical Education facilities.
• Renovations: the Performing Arts Building, Stadium Area, Horticulture Facilities, and existing classrooms will be upgraded to contemporary standards.
• Sustainability: a broad package of measures designed to maximize water and energy conservation and minimize the College’s ecological impact.
An update to the 2002 Master Plan was passed by the LACCD Board of Trustees in August of 2010. The update continues the momentum to ensure that Pierce College has the resources to assist students in successfully achieving their academic goals and prepare for the careers of tomorrow.