Building a Better Learning Environment – Los Rios Colleges Finalizing Updated Facilities Master Plans

October 7, 2019

Rendering of proposed new science building on the Folsom Lake College campus Initial rendering of Folsom Lake College's proposed new science building on the main campus.

We are pleased to share that the Facilities Master Plans for the Los Rios colleges are now complete. The new Facility Master Plans signal exciting changes ahead throughout the Los Rios Community College District. They represent our priority list with regard to all things “facilities” – upgrades, improvements, modernizations and new construction – for the next decade. By guiding and shaping where our students learn, it will have a meaningful impact on how and what they learn and provide for an enhanced learning experience by creating usable, flexible spaces. Highlights from the Facilities Master Plans include:

American River College

  • Modernization of Raef Hall, Davies Hall, and the new Science building

Cosumnes River College

  • Modernization of the Library and Business-Science building

Folsom Lake College

  • New science building and expansion and centralization of Student Services

Sacramento City College

  • Modernization of Rodda Hall North and South

In addition, the Facilities Master Plans include a number of other upgrades to better prepare students for technical and other high-demand fields, improve resources for our neediest students, and build modern learning environments to align with a changing educational and career needs.

The Facilities Master Plans are a direct reflection of the input received from faculty, staff and administrative leaders at the colleges and throughout the district as part of the formal facilities planning process. Their invaluable feedback, coupled with a continuous assessment of student needs, resulted in a plan that will provide real value and tangible results as we strive to prepare our students for what’s next and give our faculty the tools to create high quality learning environments.

We look forward to seeing the innovative projects in this plan come to fruition, and to working with our students, faculty and staff to continue to assess changing conditions, monitor results and adjust the plans accordingly.

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Facilities Master Plans
The needs outlined in our facilities master plans were identified with the long-term financial health of Los Rios Community College District – as well as the workforce needs of our region – in mind.