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CONSTRUCTIONCollege of the Canyons has finished construction on the newest building at the Valencia campus and is now open to students.

Construction on Canyons Hall was completed on December 8, 2014 and now allows students to use the building to register for classes.

“Students are currently able to register for winter and spring semesters in the new building,” said Eric Harnish, Vice President at College of the Canyons.

The 46,370-square-foot student services and administration building serves as the admissions and records office, financial aid office, career center, counseling office and has administrative offices as well.

Canyons Hall is located between the student center and Seco hall and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Construction is also nearly complete on the College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education building and will be open to students for the Spring 2015 semester.

The culinary arts facility is being built from funds that were left over from the recent library expansion and Measure M funding. It will include a show kitchen, savory kitchen, sweets kitchen, a new area for wine studies complete with small vineyard, and a culinary lab space.

Culinary Arts students finished their fall semester at the venue they had been using in Castaic but will move to the new building at the south side of COC’s Valencia campus for Spring 2015.

Both of these buildings were funded by Measure M, a bond financing mechanism approved by voters in 2006.

“We also generated approximately $1 million in funding from private fundraising,” said Harnish.

The bond was authorized at $160 million and thanks to earned interest and state matching funds the proceeds are now closer to $232.8 million, according to the COC website.

Measure M has funded the student services building and the Culinary Institute building in addition to the Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, the Applied Technology Center at the Canyon Country campus, expansions of both Mentry Hall and the library, and the new TLC building that is attached to the library.

Since the completion of the two buildings on the Valencia campus, there are plans to add more permanent buildings to the Canyon Country campus.

For a look at what the building looked like during construction this past summer, check out the gallery below!

 

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  1. Adam Kirk Adam Kirk says:

    Took’m long enough. Now all they need is a parking structure.

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