Project Summary: Fresno City College will develop a satellite campus in West Fresno, providing residents with workforce training and educational pathways leading to high-demand, high-quality jobs. The site will offer technical certificates and degree programs leading to traditional and “green economy” employment outcomes and increased community health benefits. The West Fresno satellite will inspire entrepreneurism to transform the region and serve as a Magnet Core to catalyze improvements in the overall environmental health of the region.
The campus will have a park-like setting with large areas of urban greening that will include bio-swales for stormwater retention and groundwater recharge, and permeable paving to further support groundwater recharge. Landscape areas will include drought-resistant plants and two-hundred fifty-plus trees. A portion of these trees will be strategically planted to maximize shading around buildings and along pathways minimizing heat gain and creating a park-like atmosphere. Pedestrian pathways (approximately 1 mile) constructed with permeable paving will lace through the campus providing walking routes to and through the campus connecting the campus to the surrounding neighborhood and mass transit making it possible for residents to walk to home, school, and work. Bicycle pathways (approximately 1 mile) constructed with permeable paving will transect the campus providing biking routes to and through the campus connecting the campus to the surrounding neighborhood and mass transit making it possible for residents to bike to home, school, and work.
In June 2016, Measure C, a $485 million facilities bond for State Center Community College District passed. The Measure C bond included funding for the West Fresno Campus, new state-of-the-art career technical and academic satellite campus in West Fresno.
This campus will provide the West Fresno community with a complete college center offering diverse educational opportunities, from career technology courses to transferable college credits. The project consists of an investment of over $86.5 million. Seventy million coming from Measure C and $16.5 million coming from the TCC grant which provides disadvantaged communities with neighborhood projects that provide local economic, environmental and health benefits while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
The West Fresno Campus will be the new home to the existing Career and Technology Center (CTC) (currently located at 2930 E. Annadale) as well as academic courses.
The West Fresno Campus will include facilities for:
- Associate Degree for Transfer in Social Justice
- Associate Degree for Transfer in Public Health
- General education
- Advanced Transportation
- Automotive Technology
- Automotive Collision
- Warehouse Distribution
- Medical Assisting
- Student services offices
West Fresno is in 93706, a high poverty zip code. Opening this campus and bringing education to the residents in West Fresno is fulfilling our promise to create a college going culture.