Business and Computer Technology Complex Grand Opening

The second floor exterior of the BCT Complex
By Uyen Mai

February 28, 2018 - 04:27 PM

Mt. San Antonio College is hosting a Ribbon-Cutting and Open House for its new Business and Computer Technology Complex on March 14, 2018, at 4 p.m.

The new student-run restaurant in the BCT Complex
The new student-run restaurant in Building 78 of the Business and Computer Technology Complex.
A new lecture hall in the Business and Computer Technology Complex.
A new lecture hall in the Business and Computer Technology Complex.

Students began taking classes in the new facilities  at the start of Spring Semester, which began on Feb. 26.

"The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and the atmosphere has everyone buzzing," said Jennifer Galbraith, dean of the Business Division at Mt. SAC. "The faculty and students have started the Spring Semester with a renewed energy and an excitement brought on by being in state of the art facilities. The ability to learn in a high tech business environment is proving to be truly inspiring."

The BCT Complex is a $64-million complex of three buildings (77, 78, 79) providing about 106,000 square feet of space for classrooms, hands-on labs, and state-of-the-art technology. It houses Mt. SAC’s Language Learning Center as well as the accounting, business management, computer information systems, consumer studies, culinary arts, economics, fashion design and merchandising, hospitality management, interior design, paralegal studies, nutrition and foods, and real estate programs. In addition to the BCT Complex, a lobby was added to the west side of Building 66 to connect it to the rest of the campus through a new pedestrian pathway.

The student-focused design has important details for students, from an outdoor amphitheater to laptop bars where students can recharge their devices.

"The new building is amazing," said business student Levi de Martinez. "Everything seems top notch. It's nice to have a place where business students can study and hang out."

The college broke ground on the complex in October 2015 and construction was completed in the winter.

The project was made possible with support from Measure RR, a facilities bond approved in 2008.

Light refreshments and tours will be provided after the ceremony.