Construction now underway on the 11,700-square-foot addition.
President credits local leadership with the Campus's success.
New community space part of the building addition.
This campus expansion offers an exciting opportunity to bring needed training programs and state-of-the-art facilities together under one roof," said Joel Lundstrom, Provost of the DMACC Carroll Campus. “We have outgrown our space to teach some career and technical programs and as we were planning for this expansion, we identified additional needs for the building addition. We're thrilled to start this exciting project."
The 11,700-square-foot expansion will be located on the northeast side of the building and will include:
Two new labs for welding and industrial tech
Applied engineering classrooms
New office space for student services
Additional study space
An indoor commons area for both college and community events
Lundstrom said the new expansion will help the College recruit new students and improve their academic experience.
“By offering a better learning environment along with options for a bachelor's degree from our university partners, we're in a very strong position to serve our students and the community for many years to come," Lundstrom said.
The Provost cited the Carroll Campus's 2+2 agreements with the University of Northern Iowa, Buena Vista University and the University of Iowa's Bachelor of Nursing Program as examples where students can earn their bachelor's degree without leaving home.
The Carroll addition is expected to be completed in August 2021.
DMACC administrators and Carroll community leaders hosted a virtual groundbreaking ceremony on July 14 to dedicate and celebrate the official start of construction on a new $4.2 million expansion on the College's Carroll Campus.
DMACC Carroll Campus Provost Dr. Joel Lundstrom (left) and DMACC Board member and former DMACC Carroll Campus Provost Jim Knott hold shovels as they prepare to take part in the recent Carroll Campus groundbreaking ceremony.
Watch the following remarks from DMACC Administration during the virtual groundbreaking.