Ten golden shovels broke ground at South City Campus on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. The shovels where held by some of Utah must prominent politicians, education leaders and Salt Lake Community College leaders.
The South City Campus will soon be the site of the Center for New Media, which will be home to Digital Media Design, Applied Technology, Communication, Broadcasting, Animation, Visual Art and Design, and Digital Technology and Performing Arts.
The total projected cost of the new building and remodeling is upwards of $30,000,000. More than $20,000,000 of the funding came from the state. $5,362,500 came from SLCC’s Student Association and $4,000,000 came from Salt Lake City School District, which will have a district building at the campus.
Speakers at the ground breaking included President Bioteau, Student Body President Liu Vakapuna and Governor Gary Herbert.
“We are the communities’ college, not just a Community College, the Communities’ college,” said Dr. Cynthia A. Bioteau, SLCC President, “And the community has come together today to make this Center for New Media possible.”
The CFNM will have 105,420 Sq. Ft. of new construction and 17,250 Sq. Ft. remodeling. Included in this space will be three new studios for film, photography and broadcast.
“What is the future going to bring? Well Salt Lake Community College in partnership with Salt Lake City School District here is providing opportunities to create jobs,” said Governor Gary Herbert, “Relevant jobs to today, to the new technology that Senator Hatch is talking about.”