Costa Mesa has a brand new $7.5 million recycling center on its Orange Coast College campus. With a ribbon cutting ceremony making it official on September 14, 2017, the recycling center is the pride and joy of the southern California community. Learn more: http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/collegeDetails.aspx?collegeID=833&txt=Orange%20Coast%20College
Orange County College has been recycling items such as plastic, aluminum, newspaper and electronics for 45 years. Not only does the new facility recycle items, but it has been constructed with environmentally friendly products such as solar panels. Officials for the college, are in the process of acquiring energy efficient certifications from various local agencies.
This newer facility, 16 months in the making, is nearly four times the size of its previous incarnation. Mayor Katrina Foley is proud that the college is providing jobs in the area and is helping Costa Mesa remain economically, and environmentally, sound.
The new facility includes classrooms, showers and a conference room. Funding came from voter approved bonds as well as donations. The college has recently upgraded its planetarium facility in an overall effort to upgrade the nearly 70 year old college.
Orange County College is a community college just 40 miles south of Los Angeles. It boasts an average enrollment of over 24,000 students. The college is popular with both its academic and athletic courses.
Academic courses focus largely on the health sciences such as radiology and includes classes in biology, marine science, ecology and dental technology. Over half of the students transfer to four year universities or colleges to complete bachelor of science degrees.
The student life at Orange Coast College is socially active with its various clubs and sports. Since it is a local two year college, most of its students are local and they are not suited to house students. Students generally commute and live locally. The college is popular and diverse and boasts excellent professors and counselors.