Facilities Improvements for Sierra College’s Rocklin Campus
About the Measure E Bond
The majority of Sierra College’s Rocklin campus facilities and infrastructure was constructed in the 1960’s and although the college has done an excellent job of maintaining these facilities, many of our buildings and infrastructure systems are now well beyond their useful life and in need of major renovation or replacement. In 2017, the college updated its Facilities Master Plan, establishing a long-term vision for the Rocklin campus and in June 2018 the community approved Measure E to fund the implementation of the first phase of this Master Plan. Projects to be included in this first phase include renovation and construction of new classrooms, a new science building, a new public safety center, renovation of the music building and theater, renovation of the student services center and campus bookstore, improvements to traffic circulation, and a new parking structure.
In the 2018 June primary election, voters in Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento counties approved Measure E, the first bond approved for the Rocklin Campus since 1957. “We thank the people in our community for this vote of confidence in our plan to improve the Rocklin Campus," said Superintendent/President Willy Duncan. “In response to an expanding economy, we can improve our facilities to keep pace with the workforce training and education needs of our communities."
Measure E provides $350 million in facilities bond funding and represents the majority of funding available to Sierra College for facilities improvements at the Rocklin Campus. In addition Sierra College will supplement Measure E bond funds with operating funds it has saved over time, proceeds from the development of properties owned by the college, as well as state facilities bond funding. Taken together, we estimate that approximately $500 million will be available over the next ten to fifteen years to support new construction and modernization of Rocklin Campus facilities.
Maximizing Local Economic Benefit
Sierra College is committed to giving preference to local companies throughout the construction program. By maximizing the amount of work awarded to local contractors and subcontractors, we hope to achieve the greatest possible economic benefit to our local community.
Facilities Master Plan
The FMP is the long-term facilities vision for the Rocklin Campus and calls for modernizing old buildings and the construction of several new ones. It will also address traffic and parking issues which impact the campus and surrounding areas.
Sierra College of the Future
This flyover video depicts an artistic representation of a future Sierra College, reflecting the FMP.