The District’s oldest campus, with facilities dating back to the early 1950’s. When the campus was initially built, the concept design supported the construction of many smaller buildings (4,000 to 5,000 square feet). While these buildings served a purpose at the time, they are now outdated for today’s delivery modalities. They are also largely in disrepair and inefficient in terms of energy, maintenance and upkeep. The planning concept for the future has been to replace these smaller, inefficient buildings with larger structures that consolidate space and house like disciplines and programs in one building.
Based on its 2003/2004 Educational Facilities Master Plan and the Measure C Bond Program, Orange Coast College has made substantial progress in addressing its facilities needs. New facilities include a new Arts Center, the renovation of Watson Hall for Student Services, the Doyle Arts Pavilion, the Fitness Complex, the Library/Learning Resource Center, and the Consumer and Science Laboratory Building. Planned and awaiting state and local funding sources are the Music Building, the Business, Math and Computing Center, the Language Arts and Social Science Building, the Maritime Academy, and the Chemistry Building remodel/expansion The College has addressed some of its critical infrastructure issues and has accommodated some of its unmet growth needs but there is still much to be accomplished. The overall condition of the campus is above average. It will move to excellent with the planned new facilities.