West Hills College Coalinga Renames North District Center to Firebaugh Center as Progress Continues on New Building

Progress continues on the new West Hills College Coalinga 41,263 square foot center located in Firebaugh, CA, and it comes with a newly appointed name, “Firebaugh Center.”

“Firebaugh Center is a true game-changer for our community,” said Dr. Kristin Clark, West Hills Community College District Chancellor. “Our center is getting a new name and a new building. With it, brings new opportunities for community members to pursue big dreams.”

The new Firebaugh Center will feature new classrooms, labs, a library, and office space, as well as a new Fresno County library and field office for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The facility will replace the current 11,764 square foot center.

“West Hills College Coalinga aims to provide educational access within its service area, and the new Firebaugh Center will allow its learners to recognize their potential and achieve their goals through the delivery of high-quality academic instruction, programs, and support services,” said Sam Aunai, Interim President of West Hills College Coalinga.

“The new center has indoor and outdoor classrooms and will allow students access to state-of-the-art technology, labs, and high-speed internet,” said Bethany Matos, Dean of Firebaugh Center. “We are planning to offer medical and agricultural programs to students that will help prepare them for in-demand jobs that offer living wages.”

The center will open in summer 2022 and brings new opportunities for the communities of Firebaugh, Mendota, and beyond.

Firebaugh Center Progress Photos

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