The College of the Mainland's (COM) needs are driven by program growth and life-cycle replacement needs. As COM has successfully offered quality learning to its students at affordable rates, its annual enrollment has steadily grown and now the college needs to increase its student capacity.
Through the 2023 May bond, the college will be able to build four new facilities to appropriately accommodate its rising student capacity and allow new programs to be introduced. This growth means more students will have access to attend COM and have the opportunity to explore a broader range of career avenues. In addition to the new facilities, programs, and certifications, the bond will address much-needed additions, renovations, and improvements across the campus.
Colleges and universities experience growth spurts and changes over time, and COM is no different! With growth comes new opportunities to improve the environment of learning spaces and enhance programs for students and faculty. Evaluating and identifying areas of improvement within a college is vital to its success.
Not only will new facilities and campus-wide improvements ensure the safety and efficiency of learning spaces, but they will also provide students with the opportunities to increase their educational horizons and explore their passions. These opportunities present themselves through expanded programs, which offer a more diverse selection of courses, and innovative learning environments that provide flexibility and promote collaboration. Maintaining these standards also factors into COM remaining educationally competitive with other colleges or universities, so students have the best chances of successfully pursuing their future goals and careers.