Campus Improvements to Meet Community Needs
At the heart of Muskegon Community College’s mission is the goal to offer “programs that respond to individual, community and global needs.” Ongoing program and facility improvements are needed to keep up with evolving student and community needs. MCC's Facility Master Plan identifies four top priority projects, outlined below, that will help students remain competitive in today’s economy. Implementation of these projects could include a new location in downtown Muskegon.
Providing Science Education to Compete in the 21st Century
The proposed Science/Technology Building addition includes two biology laboratories and a prep room, two chemistry laboratories and a prep room, two science laboratories and a prep room, six classrooms, and circulation space. Existing Science/Technology building renovations are included in the $8.93 million project. Click here for more information.
Improving Opportunities to Study Health Sciences
The proposed $6.18 million additions and renovations to Bartels-Rode health education center includes the expansions needed for academic programs in fire science, recreation, and other health-related occupations. Click here for more information.
Enriching Minds through Creative Arts and Humanities
The proposed $5.55 million additions to the Overbrook Theater would create five art studios, three classrooms, a kiln room, a glaze room, a gallery, a scene shop, offices, storage, restrooms, mechanical and electrical rooms and circulation space. Renovations also are proposed to the existing band and music rooms and the Overbrook Theater. Click here for more information.
Improving Energy Efficiencies and the Student Experience
The proposed $2.37 million in other high-priority improvements includes storm water drainage improvements, HVAC upgrades, electrical improvements and other critical deferred maintenance. Click here for more information.
The Master Plan Process
After a year of investigation, data gathering, and strategic planning, Muskegon Community College completed a facility master plan in 2010 that indicated a clear need for additional instruction space. The master planning process was coordinated by the architectural firm TowerPinkster and included input from students, faculty, the MCC Board of Trustees, and community members. The final plan defined three academic areas that require expansion in order to meet student needs: science, health education, and creative/performing arts.
To download the Master Plan in its entirety, click on Complete Master Plan. The file is quite large so please be patient on slower connections. You can select individual sections of the Master Plan below: