College officials: Truckee campus is moving along |

College officials: Truckee campus is moving along

Ground-breaking plans for the new 4,000-square-foot Sierra College Truckee campus are moving forward, say college officials, and eyes are set on a mid-August construction start.

The McIver Hill facility will hold 40 classrooms upon completion, according to Sierra College plans. Construction of campus buildings will include the use of recycled materials for roofing and flooring, passive solar heating for both warmth inside and snowmelt outside, and a mandatory recycling program.

The first phase of development will allow for a student capacity of 500, a number that will double upon completion of the second phase.

New courses will be developed starting with the needs of the recreation industry, according to Tahoe-Truckee Dean Rick Rantz, and there will also be a heavy emphasis placed on the hospitality industry, tourism, and visual and performing arts.

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