Applied Technology Center
Migration of programs away from the ATC will result in a net "gain" of space that can be renovated into additional general education classrooms at the ATC. After the migration of the Auto Collision Technology and Construction Technology programs away from the ATC, the 10-year plan horizon space needs analysis shows a 2,500 gross square feet surplus, positioning the ATC to become a multidisciplinary center that gives the CDL-A Truck Driving, Diesel Service Technology, and Utility Line Technician students more access to general education classes.
South Omaha Campus
The South Omaha Campus has undergone a substantial physical transformation in the last several years due to a solid planning vision and dedication by MCC to implement the 2002 vision.
The migration of Construction Technology, Electrical Apprenticeship, Electrical Technology, Industrial and Commercial Trades and Plumbing Apprenticeship from the South Omaha Campus to the Fort Omaha Campus should free up some space that can be used for future program growth. Additionally, the Auto Collision Technology program is considered a candidate for migration from the Applied Technology Center to the South Omaha Campus. If implemented, it is recommended that this program should be located in a new facility adjacent to the Automotive Technology program in the Mahoney Building.
The Sarpy Center is close to capacity, and additional facilities space and parking will be needed in the near future to accommodate enrollment growth. The building was designed for potential expansion to the north. If the building is expanded, additional parking will be an integral component of the expansion, located north of the existing surface lots.
Because of anticipated growth, there is a concern that future expansion on the site of the Sarpy Center can only accommodate enough space to meet demand in the 10-year plan horizon. Additional growth beyond 10 years will need to be accommodated at a different location.
Fremont Area Center
With the opening of the third floor of the Fremont Area Center in 2010, MCC is well positioned to serve enrollment growth within the 10-year plan horizon. Recent investment in the Fremont Area Center has positioned MCC to maintain an important presence in Fremont for many years to come. There is, however, a parking shortage at the Fremont Area Center. MCC must pursue immediate transportation demand management (TDM) strategies to meet the needs of growing enrollment.
Long-term opportunities for the development of the Fremont Area Center should include additional partnerships with Midland University. Located within a 10-minute walk from the Fremont Area Center, the currently underutilized resources at Midland University can provide opportunities for additional academic, recreation, and residential space for MCC.
The 2010 Master Plan Update for Campuses and Centers was intended to provide a collection of ideas about how MCC can accommodate future growth. These ideas establish a flexible framework for coordinating physical change on a campus. The quality of the physical environment has a tremendous influence on the image of an institution, and as such, the master plan serves as a foundation for shaping the campus fabric in support of its academic mission and vision. A master plan is a composite document of principles, goals, objectives, ideas, and recommendations, and the graphic maps that support and illustrate these concepts. A master plan is used as a long-range tool that can adapt and flexibly respond to future changes. The flexibility of the plan will allow MCC to continue to evaluate additional strategies for growth, including the addition of the Washington County Center.