Montgomery College is moving forward on three cutting-edge construction projects, all of which will improve the student experience.
“Rapid changes in technology and teaching mean that facilities must keep pace with student learning needs,” said Dr. DeRionne Pollard, College president. “The College works diligently to provide our students with the most current, innovative educational spaces and tools.”
The projects include building a new Student Services Center (Rockville) and renovating the Mannakee Building (Rockville) and Science and Applied Studies Building (Germantown).
The first project, a new four-story, 128,000-square-foot Student Services Center on the Rockville Campus, will centralize all student needs including, student registration, counseling and advising, financial aid, and career services. The building will also house class labs, campus security, campus facilities, and student lounges. “Montgomery College is working to make the students’ journeys easier,” said Mahmoud Fatta, an architecture major at Montgomery College. “This building will make it much easier for students to navigate throughout the campus and the College.” The anticipated completion date is September 2019.
The Mannakee Building renovation project will convert the building into the Center for Training Excellence (CTE). The CTE will be on the first floor. There will be 11 shared, general-purpose classrooms; one will be computer-equipped and one will have a “computers on wheels” (COW) cart. The anticipated reopening is this summer.
Renovations to the Germantown Campus Science and Applied Studies Building will provide for open class labs, classrooms, offices, and support space related to the physics, engineering, and mathematics departments. Among the biggest benefits to students is the expansion of the Math Accounting Physics Engineering Learning (MAPEL) Center, a student support and tutoring center. The scheduled completion date for renovations is spring 2019.