Golden West is a college in (facilities) transition. Built in the 1960’s, the campus is largely comprised of buildings that have exceeded their intended life span (50 years). Infrastructure support for HVAC has recently been upgraded as part of the Measure C Bond Program. However, there is still a need to update utility infrastructure systems throughout the campus. Two new buildings have been completed as replacement facilities since 2006 – the Health Science Building (supporting the Nursing Program) and the Library/Learning Resource Center, which replaces the old Library. Additionally, a joint venture project with the Boys and Girls Club has resulted in a new Day-Care facility. A gymnasium will also be constructed under this joint venture partnership. Currently, there are plans to replace the Math/Science Building, the Criminal Justice Building, and the Humanities Building. These three projects are awaiting state and the District Funding sources.
The focus for Golden West College will be on upgrading and redefining its campus for the future. While there is a need to accommodate new growth space, the building program of the future will also focus on replacement and renovation as well as on creating modern, technology-supported teaching and learning spaces.