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California Community College Opens STEM Education Center – Spaces4Learning


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California Community College Opens STEM Educational Facility

The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District recently opened a new STEM education building for its San Jacinto campus in San Jacinto, CA. The college is partnering with builders CW Driver Companies and design firm LPA Architects for the project, which is estimated to cost about $37 million, according to a news release.

The new building will centralize the campus’ expanding STEM departments, including Biology, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics, which are currently spread across multiple buildings across multiple campuses. It should include science labs and classrooms, general classrooms, math and general studies labs, and faculty offices.

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“Our goal at MSJC is to provide our students with the best possible education to prepare them for their future endeavours,” said Todd Franco, Dean of Facilities Planning, District Building and Support Services at Mt. San Jacinto Community College. “This new centralized hub for our math and science departments will allow our teams to collaborate in a permanent space that will greatly contribute to STEM teaching and research at MSJC.”

C.W. Driver previously completed construction of Mt. San Jacinto College’s Temecula Valley campus in 2021. MSJC includes 116 community colleges across California and serves students within a 1,700 square mile radius from San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula.

“CW Driver Companies is proud to continue its partnership with Mt. San Jacinto College to provide its students with a top-notch campus,” said David Amundson, Project Manager, CW Driver Companies. “It has been an honor to be able to leverage our decades of experience in higher education to provide students and faculty with a centralized, permanent facility to continue their research and learning.”

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