A $10 million upgrade to the Camden County College Blackwood campus in Gloucester Township starts today with a groundbreaking ceremony.
The Taft Hall conversion is part of the final phase of the Blackwood Campus transformation project, a sweeping initiative to create a modern collegiate environment in which students flourish, a college spokeswoman said. The project was launched by the college and the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2005 and has been the most significant capital endeavor undertaken by CCC since the institution was founded.
When completed, Taft’s first floor will consist of 10 modular classrooms for courses administered primarily by the division of transitional studies. Its second floor will include the business office and a new welcome center that will focus on outreach and recruitment for potential students and fulfillment of routine requests
for current and former students. The third floor will house academic advisement, disability services, veteran services, international student services and student employment along with the financial aid office.
New amenities include a computerized kiosk system for registering requests in the welcome center, a 60-seat presentation room for open house and program information sessions and a dedicated conflict-resolution room. The building also will feature high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, LED lighting and other
“The Transformation Project has been the most significant capital endeavor undertaken by the college since the institution was founded in 1967,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to Camden County College. “The renovations and improvements have allowed the college to remain true to its aim of creating an environment in which students flourish.”