Collin College Breaks Ground at Central Park Campus in McKinney
August 30, 2007 -- Collin College officials toted shovels and donned hardhats to kick off construction of the new facilities at the Central Park Campus in McKinney.
The expansion will include an approximately 73,000 square foot Jeffersonian-style library and classroom space, an approximately 20,000 square foot student development and bookstore space, four new science labs, a surgical technology lab and a parking garage. The construction is expected to be complete in 18 months.
The current library will be converted to classrooms and offices and will be home to the Learning and Enhanced Academic Performance (LEAP) Center, where students can receive assistance with algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, writing and more.
Central Park Campus was the first Collin College campus, opening in 1986. The campus currently offers core courses and serves as the home to the college's allied health, law enforcement and fire science training programs.
Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.