MGCCC adds $17 million STEM building in Jackson County

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus will soon feature a new $17 million facility.

This afternoon, dozens gathered for the groundbreaking of the science, technology, engineering, and math building. The structure will be just under 100,000 square feet and will include over 20 classrooms and 30 offices.

President Mary Graham tells News 25 with the new facility MGCCC will not only bring in more students, but will add new fields to study. “We’re also going to be adding career and technical fields as well. So, all of those will populate this new facility. Ultimately the desire is to have more students who go into more STEM fields and stay in South Mississippi and work.”

The STEM building’s construction has already begun and is expected to be completed by spring 2020.

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