Los Angeles Harbor College

College Building Program Overview

library building finishedFrom its beginning 60 years ago, in September of 1949, Los Angeles Harbor College has grown from a technically-oriented college into a comprehensive institution of higher learning with a broad spectrum of transfer, vocational, and community services programs. Today, the nearly 10,000 students that enroll each semester in credit courses reflect the diverse ethnic composition of the communities served by the college. One of nine two-year public community colleges comprising the Los Angeles Community College District, Harbor College prides itself on being the college of choice for the nearly 400,000 residents of Carson, Harbor City, Gardena, Lomita, San Pedro, Wilmington, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Harbor College campus encompasses 65 acres and includes educational and administration facilities, surface parking lots, athletic fields, sport facilities and open space. Most of the College's educational buildings arelocated in the northern half of the campus. The athletic fields are located to the south of the academic buildings. Parking is located on the southern half and in the northwest corner of the campus.



There are over 23 major building projects completed to date. Of significance, is the first Los Angeles Community College to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold from the U.S. Green Building Council by incorporating energy-efficient design and other sustainable strategies into the Northeast Academic Hall and Student Services Administration buildings. Also completed are the: Facilities and Maintenance Building (LEED Certified), Technology Building (slated LEED Gold), PE Wellness Center (LEED Gold), Child Development Center (LEED Gold), Science Complex (slated LEED Platinum), West Parking Structure, Central Plant, Campus Restrooms, Astronomy Modernization, Track & Field Facilities and the Library Learning Resource Center.   Construction continues on the: Theater Drama Speech (Fine Arts Quad), Marquee Modernization, along with; Infrastructure, Landscape and Security (S.A.I.L.S. projects). Design continues on the: Student Union (S.A.I.L.S. project), Old Administration Building, and ADA Transition and Access Compliance.


Of the $449M budgeted to the Campus; $372M has been expended, and $77M is remaining. Of the total  building  program,  over  90% has  been  contracted  and  is  comprised  of  bonds funds under Proposition  A, Proposition AA, and Measure J, and State Contribution consisting of Capital Outlay, Scheduled Maintenance Projects (SMP) and grants. The Technology Building, Child Development Center, PE Wellness Center and the New Learning Resource Center projects are partly funded with State capital outlay funds.


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Library LearningResource Center Marquee Sign Old Administration Modernization SAILS
Student Union
Science Complex
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Harbor College old admin building illustration

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ADA Transition Theater Drama Speech      
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