Building for Tomorrow ($7.4 million)
Our top priority is to create a learning space for our students that will meet the demands of the 21st century. With matching support from the state, we are repurposing an existing facility by updating the 50-year-old Administration Classroom Building with new classrooms, technology, and workspace environments. We are creating adaptable learning environments and online services that provide a student-centered experience in and out of the classroom. The cost-effective renovation will make the most of our resources while ensuring that our faculty and students can rise to meet the educational challenges of today and tomorrow.
In recognition of the generous contributions of campaign chairs Pier C. and Renee A. Borra, the newly renovated and expanded main classroom building has been officially renamed the Borra Learning Center.
Ribbon-Cutting: August 19, 2021
Groundbreaking: June 22, 2020
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Detailed Floor Plans
Main Level Floor Plan:
Lower Level Floor Plan:
Seven new high-tech classrooms accommodating 200 students will be designed for flexibility and optimized for alternative instructional methods, replacing outdated facilities.
The Information Technology department will double its space, creating additional capacity to meet the needs of students as they learn – both on and off campus.
A “First-Stop Shop” will provide convenient access to the Admission services current and prospective students need most, including personalized academic advising and relevant career counseling.
The new 3,000 square-foot Student Commons will serve as a much-needed gathering space for students and the community. It will strengthen our informal learning community and invite the kind of ‘casual collisions’ of people and ideas that often grow into meaningful relationships.
Student Services will now be centrally located so students can more easily access the services they need most, including personalized academic advising, counseling, financial aid, and more. Steps away will be a new Career Center to connect students and employers.
The NCMC Foundation, which helps fund new facilities, programs, and services for students, will also have a new home to allow for continued growth.
Lobbies and corridors will get a 50-year facelift while the addition will create new student spaces on both levels for studying, relaxing, and connecting with others.