West Fresno Campus Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony
Please join us for the historic groundbreaking celebration for the Fresno City College West Fresno campus on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Due to COVID 19 restrictions the general public is unable to attend. The ceremony is being made available through live streaming on the Fresno City College Facebook page and Fresno City College YouTube Channel.
Construction is beginning this month on the new 39-acre, 110,000 square foot state-of-the-art academic and career technical satellite campus located at Church and Walnut avenues. The campus is expected to be completed in August 2022. The West Fresno Campus will provide the West Fresno community with a complete college center offering diverse educational opportunities, from career technology courses to transferable college credits.
FCC President Dr. Carole Goldsmith sites the preparation and participation of the community in planning the design and academic offerings at the new campus. “Because of the community’s dedication, advocacy and participation in over four dozen college and community planning and architectural meetings, it has placed this new campus on a trajectory of success that will provide a pathway to prosperity for generations to come,” she said.
The West Fresno Campus will include facilities for:
- Associate Degrees for Transfer in Social Justice and Public Health
- General education classes including pre-requisites for nursing and allied health programs including Medical Assisting
- Advanced Transportation
- Automotive Technology
- Automotive Collision
- Warehouse Distribution
- Student Services, Library and Tutoring
The $86.5 million project is funded by $70 million coming from facilities bonds and $16.5 million from the Transformative Climate Community (TCC) program. The City of Fresno received a total of $66.5 million in TCC funding to provide disadvantaged communities with neighborhood projects that provide local economic, environmental and health benefits while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
In addition, the City of Fresno is providing $11 million in off-site improvements, $4.5 million toward the construction of a new neighborhood park, improved public transportation services to the new campus with its all electric transit buses.
“The ground breaking of our new West Fresno Campus is truly a historic event. It is a legacy project that will truly transform our city,” Dr. Goldsmith added.