Century College is anticipating the upcoming construction of a new classroom building and dental program renovation, thanks to a $5 million appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature during the last session.
Century is currently planning a six-classroom addition that will be elevated and enclose the short section of the pedestrian bridge between the main east campus building and the science/library building. The classroom addition will be an innovative teaching resource, enabling faculty members to focus on a variety of teaching and learning styles. The new rooms will feature flexible furnishings, technology and room configurations.
Three of the new classrooms will accommodate 50 students and another three are designed for 32 students. New men’s and women’s restrooms also will be constructed.
Informal learning areas adjacent to the classrooms for small group work will expand the boundaries of the classroom.
The dental program renovation on the east campus will replace the existing dental labs and locate the dental hygiene and dental assisting programs adjacent to each other on the third floor. In addition, Century received $560,000 in Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement funds to repair exterior brick work on the west campus and replace windows.
“We are certainly pleased that our state leaders included the Century projects in the last bonding bill for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities,” said Century President Ron Anderson. “Our students will benefit from having innovative classrooms that fit their learning styles.”