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Campus Transformation

Ground has been broken, the plans are in place and now we dig in. The promises of the Facilities Master Plan are beginning to come true.

The Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees in 2016 approved a plan to renovate and build facilities, and the results will change the campus and prepare it for future generations of learners.

Two new buildings – the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) and the Fine Arts & Design Studios (FADS) – will soon become a part of campus. With groundbreaking finished and construction underway, it's only a matter of time (and weather) before the doors open to students.

Construction progress through June

The transformation outlined by the Facilities Master Plan also will feature:

  • Renovation and expansion of the Arts and Technology Building (ATB) and Welding Laboratory Building (WLB) to further strengthen industrial technology offerings such as construction management and welding
  • Creation of an enhanced "campus front door," which includes a refacing of the Student Center, upgrades to the athletic facilities, and regrading of surrounding roads and parking
  • Consolidation of five JCCC academic resource centers to the first floor of Billington Library for better student access
  • Construction of an athletic complex for use by JCCC athletes and the community
  • Conversion of spaces throughout campus into active learning classrooms

BNIM, an architecture firm in Kansas City, is working on the two new buildings and renovations to ATB and WLB. Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc. has been hired as the architecture firm for the new campus front door, consolidation of the resource centers, and improvements to athletic facilities. JE Dunn Construction will oversee all construction.

The College anticipates all buildings and renovation projects will be completed by 2020.

Facilities Master Plan timeline graphic

Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) exterior

The 69,000-square-foot Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) will be located west of the GYM building.

The center will house many of the industrial technology programs currently located in the Arts and Technology Building (ATB), including these programs:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Automation Engineer Technology/Industrial Maintenance
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning

More About CTEC

Fine Arts & Design Studio (FADS) exterior

A 37,000-square-foot Fine Arts & Design Studios (FADS) facility will allow artists to create projects in a space of their own. There will also be space for the Fine Arts programs, along with filmmaking and design.

The new FADS will be located on the east side of campus near the Carlsen Center, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy.

More About FADS

Student Center rendering

This project involves enhancements to the Student Center and to the north side of campus to strengthen the Student Center as the first stop for students and visitors. The project scope includes activating the first floor of the Student Center by relocating the Welcome Center and bursar functions, along with providing increased Student Life presence to encourage student engagement. Exterior improvements with the goal of better wayfinding will include a change to the façade on the north side of the building, reconfigured roads and increased parking.

In addition, the plan calls for upgraded athletic facilities, moving the softball field and soccer fields to the campus's north entrance in the location currently occupied by the track, and adding parking for athletics and a building to contain public restrooms. Once completed, our athletic facilities will be better positioned to host community events. The current track facility will not be relocated, as the College will discontinue track and cross country programs following the Spring 2018 semester.