About Tulare College Center
In 1998 the College of the Sequoias Board of Trustees passed a resolution to establish the Tulare College Center in Tulare. The new 500 acre site was purchased to house The Center for Agriculture Science and Technology
to replace the existing site being encroached by urban development within the City of Visalia. The college received center status from the California Post-Secondary Education Commission, CPEC, and started the process to request state facility bonds to build Phase I of the four phase master plan. The District also passed Measure J,
a $60 million dollar local bond to fund Phase III of the project to house the Animal Science and Technology complex to house the college’s equine, beef, sheep, swine and dairy animals from the current site. When funded by the state, Phase II of the project will be completed in order that the college be able to move the complete industrial technology division to the new site from the Visalia campus.
Phase I of the project consists of over 100,000ft2 of administrative, student service and instructional facilities. Phase III adds an additional 65,000ft2 of animal science facilities. The $128 million dollars of state and local funding has established a campus on 120 acres of the land purchased in 1998. The master plan calls for college status in the future accommodating about 20,000 students.
The Tulare College Center will be starting its fourth semester of operation August 11, 2014. The campus completed its first summer school with two 4-week and 1-six week summer session with over 500 students taking several general education courses. The new campus peaked in enrollment during the fall-2013 session with over 1,650 unduplicated student counts and over 2,500 seats filled. Transfer studies are the largest major with over 80% of the students taking courses at both the Tulare and Visalia campuses.
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