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The Growth Years

New Buildings

The “T” building was constructed in 1990 to accommodate the construction programs, the office technology, diesel mechanics and information technology programs. With the addition of the “T” building, classes could be moved out of the old “Q” building to demolish that building and erect the new “C” building, constructed in 1993.

The “C” building houses biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics courses. When the building was under construction, President Jim Horton went to the community to garner $1 million in donations for needed equipment and technology for the programs. He was successful in securing monies for the latest in microscopes and other laboratory equipment. Calculators, computers and software were also purchased to support the math and science students. The result was a state-of-the-art building, classrooms and laboratories. Dedication of the building was in October 1993, astronaut Scott Carpenter was the guest speaker for the event.