If passed, most of the funds from the bond measure will be allocated to construct, furnish and equip a new technical education facility. The estimated 116,000-square-foot-building is a partial two-story layout with much of the second floor unfinished that allows for future growth. Construction could begin in fall 2017 with the target for completion in late 2018 or early 2019.
The current design of the main floor includes:
- About 25 classrooms, 14 labs and 13 overhead doors
- A student resource center for studying and collaboration
- A makerspace fabrication lab
- Drive-in classrooms for the Automotive program
- Two multi-function lecture/lab classrooms for Industrial Maintenance
- Separate labs for welding fabrication, grinding and plasma cutting
- Lab space for advanced manufacturing and robotics classes
- Glass walls for viewing the precision machining and advanced manufacturing lab
The current design of the upper floor includes:
- Classrooms and offices for The LearningForce, the college’s continuing education and customized training division, including a classroom for The LearningForce’s Commercial Driving Academy.
- Expandable meeting/conference room
- Additional space for future needs
The technical education facility would be located in the southwest part of the Sedalia campus, just west of the Potter-Ewing Agriculture Building.