Orange Coast College held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Language Arts and Social Behavioral Sciences building on Dec. 5. The building is funded through Measure M, a $698 million bond measure that voters approved in 2012.
The three-story, 95,000-square-foot project will be located adjacent to OCC’s Math, Business and Computing Center (MBCC) building, and will include classrooms, office space, conference rooms, a newsroom, and indoor/outdoor labs for geography and anthropology courses. Additional programs of study that will be housed in the building include English, psychology, communications, world languages, journalism, English as a Second Language (ESL), and economics.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on the Southwest corner of the construction site, near the MBCC building, and was attended by OCC and Coast Community College District employees and administrators, as well as TBP Architecture firm.