projects In Progress
Building D Repairs & Upgrades
This project is currently under way with completion expected in August 2013. Work
is being done to address many deficiencies in building D (Performing Arts Center),
with the major focus being ADA renovations; door and hardware replacement; interior
and exterior painting; restroom, dressing room and lobby upgrades for code compliance;
fire alarm replacement to meet current state requirements; electrical upgrades; roof
replacement; in-building water and gas piping improvements; HVAC upgrades; and replacement
of the non-state approved catwalk.
Childcare Center Lab Addition
NOW OPEN FOR CLASSES! This project opened for spring classes on Jan. 22, 2013. Formerly known as the Children's
Center, bldg. J, the new facility has been rechristened bldg. I, Early Childhood Studies.
The new facility contains nearly 12,000 square feet of additions, including a new, approximately
8,900 square-foot building and 2,700 square feet of canopies and overhangs to the former
building J. The addition replaces building Z, which was recently demolished upon
completion of the new facility. The project provides additional classrooms to accommodate
the increased number of children that were housed in building Z. The project serves
as a hands-on learning lab for students in the early childhood studies degree and
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Industrial Technology and Physical Education /Athletics Fields Project
This project consists of an approximately 35,000 square-foot industrial technology
complex and new synthetic running track and practice fields for football and soccer,
as well as a new baseball field. Two new buildings and a remodeled building O will
provide space to consolidate all industrial technology disciplines: architectural
drafting, electronics, viticulture/enology and automotive, auto body, engineering,
welding and machining & manufacturing technologies. The completion of bldg. O is
expected in spring 2014.
The first new athletic facility to come online was the baseball field, which was relocated
across College Drive, next to the softball field. It was rededicated John Osborne
Field on Jan. 26, 2013, with a brief ceremony, a first pitch thrown by Osborne, and
an alumni game.
The new running track, football practice field and soccer fields are expected to be
completed in time for fall 2013 sports activities.
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Student Services Center (SSC)
This project consists of constructing a new 44,788 square-foot, two-story student
services building (building A) and a new 21,053 square-foot, two-story administrative
building (building B) with associated on- and off-site improvements targeting LEED
Silver Certification. In addition, the project develops a new North Bradley Road
driveway, northeast loop road and parking lot in accordance with the board-approved
2008 Bond Measure I Facilities Site & Utilities Master Plan. The project also includes
the demolition of existing buildings A, B, I, N-Annex, T, U, V and X. Completion
is expected in late summer 2013, with move-in happening through fall 2013.
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Public Safety Training Complex
This project consists of a 36,678 square-foot academic building; 8,568 square-foot,
six-story fire tower; 12,286 square-foot apparatus storage building; 42,406 square-foot
shooting range; scenario village; prop house; fitness track; skid pad/slow speed driving
skills area; and a one-mile emergency vehicle operator course (EVOC). The complex
is being constructed at the Allan Hancock College Lompoc Valley Center. Completion
is expected in fall 2013.
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Academic Resource Center
This project involved a renovation of the existing library and a two-story addition
that houses student support functions, including the Tutorial Center, Writing Lab,
speec practice space, distance learning classrooms, open access computer lab and more.
Measure I funding helped complete the facility, which opened to students in January
Community Education Building
This 18,482 square-foot building opened to students in fall 2007. It consolidates
all Community Education functions, along with a computer lab, ESL classrooms, a culinary
arts professional teaching kitchen and offices for noncredit matriculation and counseling.
Measure I funding helped complete the facility.
The 44,302 square-foot building opened to students in fall 2007, offering state-of-the
art classrooms and labs to students studying life and physical sciences (i.e., anatomy,
biology, chemistry, geology, phsyical sciences, physics, etc.) and health sciences
(i.e., nursing, medical assisting and dental assisting). The Math Center is also
located in this building. Incorporation of a cold storage room has made possible
a hands-on advanced anatomy class using a human cadaver - an opportunity not available
at even most four-year universities. Measure I funding helped complete the facility.
Fine Arts Complex
This projects consists of a new 68,000 square-foot, two-story building that includes
visual arts, multimedia and applied design, photography, film and video, dance, music
and shared amenities. The project consolidates into one building all of the fine
arts and performing arts (except theatre arts) currently located in buildings D, E,
F, O and S. This project is currently expected to go to bid in fall 2014.
Theatre Arts Complex
This projectis a bid alternate to the Fine Arts Complex. The concept design, including
remodeling building F, demolishing building E and constructing a 19,600 square-foot,
stand-alone structure in its footprint, was approved by the AHJCCD Board of Trustees
in January 2011. This project is currently expected to go to bid in fall 2014.
"Phoenix" Mainframe Replacement Project
This project is a $6.5 million, six-year total replacement of the college’s 25-year-old,
inadequate data system that maintains all records, including student, employee and
business applications. Measure I funding has provided a new student system, "Banner," and
many decades of data and records have been converted over to modern server technology. Additional
completed components of the new system include a new online registration system, 24/7
web portal for students and staff to access information directly, and a student financial
aid system. This project also moved the human resources system from the mainframe
to servers running an integrated Financial and Administrative Solution, IFAS. The
most recent and final component of this project is an online Degree Audit and Student
Education Planner program called DegreeWorks.
Technology & Instructional Equipment Modernization
Measure I funds provide about $1 million per year for 10 years for Allan Hancock College
to modernize classroom and lab technology, providing such innovative equipment as
science lab oscillators, music class synthesizers, smart boards, course management
software, CAD computers and software, audio/visual equipment, automotive training
units, student response units, student computer labs, a new Hancock website design
VOIP Equipment Project
The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) project will bring a cutting-edge phone system
to Allan Hancock College. It will provide an easy to use phone with a computer-based
application that expands the communication options. Special features include Enhanced
9-1-1 support, speech recognition, paging, conference bridge and fax services. All
locations and users will be on the new phone system by mid-August 2012.
VOIP Copper Cabling Project
This project installs coper cablingn in existing conduit on the east side of campus
and installs conduit to building D and from building L west to the northeast corner
of parking lot #8. This project will re-route copper wire as needed for the new buildings,
replace old wiring and install wiring where missing. The copper wiring will be used
to support emergency phones, fax machines and backup phone lines.
Solvang Center Computer Lab
This $200,000 project opened in fall 2011. It involved renovation of an existing
classroom at the Solvang Center. Interior infrastructure work involved installing
a high-speed data network and all required wiring and cabling to support the new equipment. The
space was furnished with new computers, monitors, printers, audio/video equipment,
ceiling-mounted data projectors, and a smart podium, along with new tables and chairs
to accommodate 30 students. The lab also includes aseucirty video system, and it
is ADA-compatible. Both credit and Community Education (noncredit) courses are offered
in the lab.
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