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Holden Industrial Technology Center
Holden Industrial Technology Center features:
- Building size: 44,424 square feet
- New 120-space parking lot
- Increased teaching, training and partner space
- High-bay space to accommodate specialized equipment for industrial technology
- Flexibility to meet changing training needs for regional partnership programs
- Industry partner space
- Advanced computer labs
- Informal learning/study spaces
- General classrooms
The $28-million project, which was completed spring term of 2018, is funded through a voter-approved bond as well as an $8-million match from the state of Oregon. The 44,242-square-foot building increases teaching, training and partner space, as well as creating flexibility to meet the changing training needs of regional partnership programs.
There are large bays for machinery with classrooms and offices on the first and second floors, and there is an option to add another building to the east as programs expand and the college grows.
The project included the redesign of the adjacent parking lot as well as a new entry plaza to the campus and improved pedestrian access through the parking lot. Another site improvement is a better connection to the pedestrian path to Oregon City High School.
The Renewable Energy Technology Lab opens to an exterior covered workspace, the Flex Lab contains a range of robotics and trainers, and the high bay shop spaces are connected to classrooms and an informal learning area.
Holden Industrial Technology Center project guiding principles:
- Designing a building that teaches
- Solar and renewable energy production
- ETO Path to Net Zero
The Holden Industrial Technology Center is registered for the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) Path to Net Zero Program.
Former CCC manufacturing instructor Chris Rizzo, who passed away in 2015, is honored in the design of the Holden Industrial Technology Center. He played a significant role in the development of the manufacturing program at CCC. In his honor, vinyl decals of manufacturing parts he created will be included in a memorial near the CNC shop.
About Terry and Cheryl Holden
In recognition of their generous gifts to Clackamas Community College, the college renamed the Industrial Technology Center the Holden Industrial Technology Center.
The Holdens have a long history and connection with the college and the surrounding community. Cheryl grew up in Estacada and Terry in Molalla. When Terry graduated Molalla High School, he received a scholarship, which had a huge impact on him and made college accessible. Because of the gift that changed his life, Terry believes in paying it forward.
The Holdens have supported many worthy causes, but education has always been at the top of their list.