Math & Science building
This project proposes to construct a new addition to the current Science Building that would consolidate Mathematics and Sciences programs. The project would provide programs adequate space for expansion while accommodating the projected program and enrollment growth. The Math Department is currently operating within a temporary facility, which does not provide the infrastructure to support the modern technology necessary for a successful educational delivery. Science programs are dispersed in four different locations on campus, preventing effective communication and sharing of resources among faculty, students and staff. Additionally, as indicated by low capacity/load ratios, deficiencies in lab space are not allowing the programs with heavy laboratory components, such as science, to provide adequate instructional space today or expand program offerings to meet enrollment growth in the future. Consolidating Mathematics and Science programs into the Science Building would encourage inter-disciplinary interaction and achieve goals outlined in the District’s Master Plan.
Measure AA, V, and State of California
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Santa Monica College offered about 70 general education classes and several non-credit classes in Malibu throughout a semester. Today, the program is limited to a few classes offered in school district buildings.
The facility will be a classroom facility to provide general education classes, science, art and Emeritus College classes. There is also an interpretive center to highlight natural environment and history of Malibu and a Sheriff’s sub-station. The District has worked cooperatively with the City of Malibu and the County of Los Angeles in planning a site at the Malibu Civic Center.
Measure S and V
EARLY CHILDHOOD LAB SCHOOL
SMC currently has no dedicated childcare facility and offers lab instruction through various local childcare providers. The District lacks a teaching laboratory facility in Early Childhood Education available at many other community colleges. This project provides for a childcare center for the community plus college instructional facilities. The City of Santa Monica is a partner in this project, providing the site at the Civic Center and a portion of the building funds.
Measure S, V, and City of Santa Monica