Cerritos Colleges New Mathematics/Computer Information Sciences Building and Fine Arts Complex Open
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2017
Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878
NORWALK, Calif. – February 24, 2017 – Thanks to Measure CC (2004) and G (2012) Bond dollars, Cerritos College celebrated the grand opening of the new Mathematics/Computer Information Sciences (CIS) Building and Fine Arts Complex with a ceremony on February 15.
The Math/CIS Building is a $22-million project funded by Measure CC Bond dollars and is located in the area previously occupied by the Technology Building. The 33,000-square-foot facility’s first floor supports math faculty, math classrooms, and a study center. The second floor features computer information labs, classrooms, and a study center. The lobby was dedicated the foyer of the building in honor of Jim Woolever, who has taught computer information sciences at Cerritos College for the past 53 years.
The new Fine Arts Complex is a $33.5-million project funded by Measure G Bond dollars. The facility is a two-story building with approximately 55,000 square feet. The first floor features high-tech equipment such as 3D design/jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, film, and an art gallery. The second floor includes painting/drawing, computer graphics, photography, and mass communication. The Fine Arts Complex’s exterior features metal paneling to reflect Piet Mondrian, abstract painter noted for his unique painting using horizontal and vertical lines and primary colors.
Both buildings meet the California Green Building Standards Code CALGreen for energy efficiency.
About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.