Progress continues at the OTC Richwood Valley Campus in preparation for the start of classes Aug. 22 and beyond.
The biggest project involves the transformation of the FEMA storm shelter into the home of five new classrooms, three two-person faculty offices, an adjunct faculty office area, and some workrooms.
The work is expected to be finished late in the fall. It will be ready for students to use in the spring 2017 semester.
“We’re super excited to have the additional classrooms,” said Dr. Jeff Jochems, president of the Richwood Valley campus.
The shelter will be referred to as the Richwood Valley Annex once the work is completed. Dr. Jochems said the space will still be used as a storm shelter.
In addition to the work being done in the annex, the Student Services area is getting a remodel. New equipment is being installed and a room is being created so the college’s Safety and Security department can have an office on the first floor next to Student Services.
That work is expected to be completed by the start of classes Aug. 22.