MMCC consolidation moving forward

February 13, 2014

Despite the bitterly cold weather this winter, construction is moving along as scheduled on Mid Michigan Community College’s new Center for Liberal Arts and Business in Mt. Pleasant.

The new center will support transfer programs, liberal arts, business, visual arts, and math programs.  The additional space will also allow MMCC to offer expanded library services and academic support.  Students will now have access to dedicated math and language labs, an area for supplemental instruction, small group study areas, and a library.

With this center, the Mt. Pleasant Campus will offer the academic services found on the Harrison Campus. The mid-Michigan region will be served by two comprehensive campuses – each equipped to meet the needs of local students, businesses, and the community.

“This is a major step forward in our ability to serve the region,” said Churchill.  “Whether students are planning to transfer to a university or preparing for a career, they will have a better learning experience because of this facility.”

For the past five years, MMCC has been working to bring its campus unification project to fruition.  In Mt. Pleasant, liberal arts and business classes are held primarily at MMCC’s location on Pickard Street.  The building has been adequate for the last 20 years, but high demand has strained capacity so that the building no longer meets the needs of students.

With the new Center for Liberal Arts and Business, all of MMCC’s services and courses will be offered on the same campus – at the corner of Summerton and Broadway.   The $18 million project, half of which is funded by the state, creates operating efficiencies for the college while providing much-needed space for academic support and instruction of students.

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