El Camino College Compton Center Construction Updates

Completed Facilities Upgrades & New Construction 2012 to Present

(2002 Measure CC Bond)


August 2016

Grand Opening of Cosmetology Facility

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on August 16 celebrated the launch of the Cosmetology program at El Camino College Compton Center. The event included an open house and tours of the cosmetology facility. The project included construction of a new modular building in the swing space area on District grounds, and the addition of furniture, fixtures and program-related equipment. The Cosmetology program began in fall 2016 with daytime and evening schedules, and offers students interested in the beauty and wellness industry an opportunity to earn a two-year degree and various certificates. The cosmetology facility is equipped with both classrooms and a salon-type setting for students to get real-world training and gain proficiency in beauty services such as hair cutting, coloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, manicuring, pedicuring, facials, and related procedures.


Grand Opening of Cosmetology Facility

January 2016

Grand Opening of New Allied Health Building

A grand opening on January 26 celebrated the brand new $13.5 million Allied Health Building – the first new instructional building constructed on district grounds since the 1990s. The 20,350-square-foot, state-of-the-art building houses the Nursing and Child Development programs. The building features three classrooms, one lecture hall, one simulation lab, four health science labs, 11 faculty offices and an office for the dean of student learning, a computer lab, and a student lounge. The building also has wireless access throughout and “smart” classroom technology, as well as incorporates sustainable features.


Allied Health Building

September 2015

Grand Opening of Football Stadium and Track

The $2.5 million project funded by the 2002 Measure CC Bond included a renovation of the existing football field and track and the installation of new synthetic turf on the football/soccer field. The track received fresh paint and decomposed granite was placed in the area outside of the track. Replacement of the perimeter fencing will conclude the project. In addition, new stadium lighting was completed in July 2015 as part of the Phase I Utility Infrastructure renovation project on District grounds. 


 Stadium & Track
June 2014


Groundbreaking for New Allied Health Building

The $12 million Allied Health Building construction is supported by 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and state capital outlay funds. The project involves the replacement of the existing Allied Health Building on District grounds. The new building will provide permanent instructional facilities for the currently displaced Allied Health Instructional programs, including Nursing and Child Development. 


 Allied Health Building Groundbreaking
April 2014


Grand Opening of all-new Library-Student Success Center

The brand new 45,000-square-foot Library-Student Success Center promotes energy efficiency and is a focal point for campus life, providing an inviting environment for student learning and instruction. Construction of the $25 million Library-Student Success Center was made possible with funds from the 2002 Measure CC general obligation bond and State Capital Outlay monies. 


Located on the first floor, the Library provides reference services, general library orientation, research, instruction, and access to group study rooms. The Student Success Center is located on the second floor, where students have access to four drop-in tutorial centers, including tutoring, a Writing Center, Math & Science Center, and Reading Success Center. The Student Success Center also offers a Supplemental Instruction program, Directed Learning Activities, academic skills workshops, and peer-led tutoring. A new Multidisciplinary Computer Lab features 100 new computers with a variety of academic software for students to utilize for computer-aided learning, word processing and research.


 Library-Student Success Center

December 2013


Grand Opening of Central Plant and Main Road

As part of the Phase 1 Infrastructure project funded by state capital outlay monies, the new state-of-the-art Central Plant supplies cooling for all existing buildings, as well as accommodates future expansion throughout the Compton Community College District grounds. This energy efficient approach improves reliability and reduces energy costs for the District by $220,000 per year.

The main access road, which connects the south side of campus (Artesia Blvd.) with the north side of campus (Greenleaf Ave.), reopened on December 17, 2013. Improvements for this main campus thoroughfare include, aligning the primary drop-off area to help clarify vehicle circulation patterns and speed control, as well as new landscaping improvements. 


 Central Plant & Main Road

October 2012


Groundbreaking for Phase II of Infrastructure Upgrade Project

The infrastructure replacement Phase II project is supported by 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and state funds. This project replaced the underground utilities necessary to provide power, water, gas, and sewer service to all existing and planned facilities, as well as bring District facilities into compliance with regional water quality requirements.

The second phase of the utility infrastructure replacement project involves new sanitary sewer and storm drain piping; installation of new catch basins and underground storm drainage; new underground distribution systems for chilled water and natural gas; a new fire system and fire hydrants; security cameras; underground distribution of fiber-optics, copper and 5KV; parking lot and walkway lighting; repaving of main entry road from the Administration Building to Greenleaf Ave.; and new fencing/gates and landscaping along the east side of District grounds. 


 Phase II Groundbreaking

July 2012


Infrastructure Replacement Project Phase I Groundbreaking

The infrastructure replacement Phase I project is supported by 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and state funds. The utility infrastructure replacement project involves improvements at the southern half of the campus and the central plant. Upgrades included new security (code blue) and fire alarm systems; data and communications technology; campus lighting for parking lots, pedestrian walkways, open spaces and the stadium; sewer and storm drainage; as well as natural gas, electrical and fire and potable water distribution. All exterior lighting is LED fixtures with individual controllers. This project also included new wiring and terminal control devices required for communication of the lighting system with a new Energy Management Control System (EMCS). Phase I also included a new 2,000-ton energy efficient central plant. 

 Phase I Groundbreaking



Completed Projects 2007-2010 (2002 Measure CC):


MIS/EOC Building Renovation

Reprogramming only; programming complete

Measure CC Bond Funds:  $150,000 (P)

Measure CC Bond Funds:  $350,000 (W)

State Capital Outlay Funds:  $1,200,000 (C)

Measure CC Bond Funds:  $3,050,000 (C)

Total Cost:  $4,750,000


Math/Science HVAC Repairs

Completed:  2007/2008

Total Cost:  $47,500


Voc Tech HVAC Repairs

Completed:  2007/2008

Total Cost:  $51,500


Central Plant Repairs

Completed:  2007/2008

Total Cost:  $47,500


Campus Master Plan

Completed:  2007/2008

Measure CC Bond Funds:  $385,000

Total Cost:  $317,500


Server Room HVAC System & Emergency Generator for MIS Bldg.

Completed:  2008/2009

Measure CC Bond Budget:  $800,000

Total Cost:  $680,000


Math/Science, Voc Tech & Central Plant Retro-Commissioning

Completed:  2008/2009

Measure CC Bond Budget:  $1,600,000

Total Cost:  $1,260,000

IOU/CCC Rebate:  $149,000

32% reduction of campus wide electricity consumption