Facilities Master Plan Implementation
Long-Term Facilities Vision for Rocklin Campus
The majority of Sierra College’s Rocklin campus facilities and infrastructure was constructed in the 1960s. Although the college has done an excellent job of maintaining these facilities, many of our buildings and infrastructure systems are now well beyond their useful life and in need of major renovation or replacement.
In 2017, the college updated its Facilities Master Plan, establishing a long-term vision for the Rocklin campus and, in June 2018, voters in Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento counties approved Measure E, the first bond approved for the Rocklin Campus since 1957. This $350 million bond will fund the implementation of the first phase of this Master Plan, and includes projects such as the renovation and construction of new classrooms, a new science building, a new public safety center, renovation of the music building and theater, renovation of the student services center and campus bookstore, improvements to traffic circulation, and a new parking structure.
Sierra College will also supplement Measure E bond funds with operating funds it has saved over time, proceeds from the development of properties owned by the college, as well as state facilities bond funding. Taken together, we estimate that approximately $500 million will be available to support new construction and modernization of Rocklin Campus facilities.
Watch the Future of Sierra College Rocklin Campus Unfold
Construction-Related Press Releases and Media Coverage
Sierra College Makerspace and Entrepreneurship Center Opening April 2022 on the Rocklin Campus
Sierra College recently unveiled the Sierra College Makerspace and Innovation Center on its Rocklin Campus as a core element of its Applied Technology Center.
Sierra College’s New Instructional Building Progresses in 2022 with Ceremonial Beam Signing
On Tuesday, January 18th, Sierra College held a ceremonial beam signing for its New Instructional Building which broke ground last fall on the Rocklin campus.
Sierra College Earns Upgraded Aaa Rating for Bond Issuance
Sierra College has announced that its issuance rating for the second series of Measure E bonds has been upgraded by Moody’s to Aaa from Aa1. The Aaa rating is rare for a community college.