West Fresno Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Fresno City College West Fresno Center is now complete! It’s time to celebrate its grand opening with an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Join us on Thursday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. for this historic event. The West Fresno Center is located at 600 East Church Avenue, between Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, and Walnut Avenue.
The beautiful new West Fresno Center sits on 39 acres with 110,000 square feet of instructional space. It consists of two buildings: the Academic Building and the Advanced Transportation Center.
The new center provides the West Fresno community with a complete college center offering diverse educational opportunities, from transferable college credits to career technology courses. In addition to general education classes, students can study social justice, public health, and medical assisting, plus take pre-requisites for nursing and other allied health programs.
The Academic Building was the first to open. Classes began in August 2023. The Advanced Transportation Center, the second building to open, welcomed students for the first time on January 8, 2024. The Advanced Transportation Center will consolidate all FCC automotive, diesel, and advanced technology vehicle programs. Other CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs to be offered, automotive collision, welding, and warehouse logistics, are still to be added.
The $86.5 million project is funded by $70 million from facilities bonds and $16.5 million allocated by the City of Fresno from the Transformative Climate Community (TCC) program. TCC funding assists 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.
The new center is an open campus with a park-like setting including a walking trail equipped with permanent training stations that invite faculty, staff, students, and the community to embrace the outdoors and embrace a healthy lifestyle. This park setting will also include an urban forest and bio-retention system to promote groundwater recharge.
Those who wish to attend, are asked to RSVP through Eventbrite.