Oceanside Projects

MiraCosta College’s Oceanside Campus is located on a 121-acre hilltop site with panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains. The campus opened in 1964 and now serves more than 10,500 students each semester with a full spectrum of classes leading to an associate degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year university.

The Facilities Master Plan for the Oceanside Campus includes new building and renovation projects to address the identified space deficiencies and functionality issues, and which will be organized around the creation of academic “hubs” throughout the campus, including Health and Wellness, Letters and Humanities, Communications, Arts, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  Each hub will include instructional space, student tutoring and studying space, and faculty office space to create a vibrant learning community. Outdoor spaces will connect to promenades and paths linking the hubs together.

Major new building projects will include:

Miscellaneous support buildings to be constructed include a greenhouse, and buildings for Purchasing, Athletics Support, and Tennis Support.  The program will also provide for new photovoltaic panels to help generate green energy and reduce the campus’ carbon footprint.

The projects are tentatively slated to be completed in three phases for the overall bond program.  Phase One projects at the Oceanside campus will include:

Information about Phase Two and Phase Three will be included here once finalized. Information about project budgets will also be included once finalized.

Allied Health Building

A new facility for Allied Health will provide a consolidated location and appropriate facilities for all Allied Health programs.  The location of the Allied Health Building will allow the building to act as the key connection to the main east-west campus promenade.  Coupling the Allied Health Building with the new Gym Complex will create a new health and wellness academic hub and allow for inter-professional collaboration.

The preliminary program includes state-of-the art simulation spaces, including patient rooms and operation rooms, as well as hands-on skills labs and classrooms. The Master Plan recommends a single-story building, whose design is coordinated with the Gym Complex to create a unified campus and design aesthetic.  The Allied Health project will include a Health Quad and Event Plaza.

Preliminary space and program planning is as follows:

Classrooms - 1,800 Assignable Square Feet (ASF)

Class Labs - 6,850 ASF

Offices -  2,640 ASF

Library / Study - 1,000 ASF

Other (Lobby) - 1,000 ASF
Total ASF - 13,290 ASF
Total Gross Square Feet (GSF) - 20,450 GSF (assumes 65% efficiency)

Anticipated Schedule: 

Building 1000 (Administration) Renovation

Between major and moderate renovation scopes, the Facilities Master Plan proposes 157,995 square feet of building renovation work, or approximately 32% of the final build-out area.  Major renovation work, often referred to as a full “gut” remodel repurposes existing buildings for new functions.  Moderate renovation work focuses on improving existing functions through systems and space upgrades.

Administration Building 1000 will undergo a major renovation of staff spaces to improve space efficiency and accessibility.

Anticipated Schedule: 

The renovation will require construction of a temporary space for Administration.  The anticipated schedule for creating this temporary space is as follows:

Chemistry and Biotechnology Building

The new Chemistry and Biotechnology Building will provide a state-of-the-art science facility for 21st century learning science environments.  As the Biotechnology program continues to expand as its baccalaureate degree comes online, the building will provide a new, larger home for the program.  Also included in the preliminary program are new chemistry labs and 40-person, flexible classrooms.

The Chemistry and Biotechnology project will also include a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) quad and plaza.

To maintain the scale of the campus and respond to nearby buildings, the Master Plan recommends a single-story building. As the building is placed over a site grade change, a multi-story building may be explored.  Preliminaryspace and program planning is as follows:

Classrooms - 1,600 Assignable Square Feet (ASF)

Class Labs - 12,800 ASF

Instrument / Lab Support
Total ASF - 14,400 ASF
Total Gross Square Feet (GSF) - 20,630 GSF (assumes 70% efficiency)

Anticipated Schedule: 

Gym Complex Building

The new Gym Complex will replace the existing gym buildings (500, 5100, and 5200) and provide a consolidated location for a new gymnasium, athletics instruction spaces, locker rooms, Kinesiology, and the Wellness Center.  Its proximity to the new Allied Health Building will help to create a health and wellness hub with shared outdoor spaces.  The Master Plan assumes a single-story building.

The Gym Complex design will be coordinated with the new Allied Health Building to provide a unified campus and design aesthetic. The project will include a renovation of the pedestrian bridge as described under Site Improvements.

Preliminary space and program planning is as follows:

Athletics / Physical Education - 28,240 Assignable Square Feet (ASF)

Offices - 1,800 ASF

Total ASF - 30,040 ASF
Total Gross Square Feet (GSF) - 35,340 GSF (assumes 85% efficiency)

Anticipated Schedule: 

The project will include construction of a temporary space for the gym.  The anticipated schedule is as follows:

Parking Projects

To meet current and future parking demands based on enrollment growth projections at the Oceanside Campus, a total of 527 additional parking spaces are needed.  A total of 545 parking spots will be added through both the addition of new parking lots and the reconfiguration/expansion of existing lots to make them more efficient.  Several proposed building projects will displace existing parking spots. These parking spaces will be replaced at new locations. 

Parking projects in Phase One will include:

New Parking Lot

A new parking lot supplying 537 parking spots will be located to the south of the new health hub near the main entrance to the campus.  A new drive aisle leading to the lot will be strategically located to provide a four-way intersection which will simplify the vehicular entrance sequence to the campus.

Anticipated Schedule

Lot 4C

Extending Lot 4C north will provide 81 additional spaces.

Anticipated Schedule (Parking Lot 4C Extension): 

Site Improvement Projects: Monument Sign, Pedestrian Bridge, and Transit Center

Site work projects focus on campus identity/wayfinding and transportation to improve the student and visitor experience on campus, along with a new Transit Center and installation of new photovoltaic arrays. Under Measure MM, the following site improvement projects are planned:

Monument Sign (C)

(Phase One)
A new monument sign at the entrance to campus will provide immediate campus identity and improve the wayfinding for visitors.  This signage will create defined entry threshold for the campus.

Anticipated Schedule:

Pedestrian Bridge (B)

(Phase One – Part of Gym Complex Project)
The pedestrian bridge is currently an eye-sore with soil erosion and accessibility issues.   Providing a face-lift to the pedestrian bridge will improve the aesthetics of the entry sequence to campus and provide a beautiful gateway with wayfinding and signage possibilities.  Integrating the pedestrian bridge with the vertical transportation system at the transit center will improve student access to the adjacent parking lot and solve the current soil erosion problems.

Transit Center (A)

(Phase One – Part of Student Services Building Project)
A new transit center will help to consolidate access to buses on campus.  Its location, adjacent to the new Student Services Building, will be ideal for both visitors and current students due to its central location and relative proximity to the campus entry.  Vertical transportation connecting the transit center to the pedestrian bridge and the higher elevation of the surround buildings will increase the accessibility of the campus to bus services.

Additional lighting at under-lit portions of existing parking lots as well as better lighting controls at exiting lights will make the campus safer and more secure after dark.

Student Services Building (includes Veterans Center) 

The new Student Services Building will consolidate all student service functions, currently scattered throughout the campus, to a single, one-stop shop.  In addition to allowing the Services programs to grow (to serve a growing student population), this new building will dramatically improve the student experience for both current and prospective students.  Located at the current Pedley Park, the new building is strategically located to act as a gateway building for the campus, providing a much-needed sense of entry and easy wayfinding for new or prospective students. 

Currently proposed as a two-story structure, the building will also allow access and entry from the street level for visitors and campus promenade level for current students.

The project will include creation of a “Communication Lookout” with a bioswale, new parking, a promenade and associated landscaping, and a transit center with an ADA-accessible elevator as described under Site Improvements.

Preliminary space and program planning is as follows:

Class Lab - 1,000 Assignable Square Feet (ASF)

Offices - 16,725 ASF

Library / Study - 1,100 ASF

Other - 4,600 ASF
Building Lobby

Total ASF - 23,425 ASF
Total Gross Square Feet (GSF) - 39,040 GSF (assumes 60% efficiency)

Anticipated Schedule: 

Tennis Support Building

The existing support building at the tennis courts is in a state of disrepair and needs to be replaced.  The new Tennis Court Building will provide the tennis courts with adequate storage and restroom facilities.  It will also house a relocated transformer to power the tennis court lighting which is currently located in Building 5200. 

Preliminary space and program planning is as follows:
Athletics / Physical Education Service - 240 Assignable Square Feet (ASF)

Other - 300 ASF

Total ASF - 540 ASF
Total Gross Square Feet (GSF) - 600 GSF (assumes 90% efficiency)

Anticipated Schedule: 

Track & Field Renovation

New Oceanside Track and Field

Project Budget: $6.8 million
Project Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
Status: Design
Construction Timeframe:  August 2019 – July 2019


The athletic field renovation project consists of replacing the existing track and field as well as the existing storage building.  The removal of the old track will allow for the construction of a soccer field that meets international competition size requirements, along with a new multi-purpose building.  A walking/jogging patch will be located around the perimeter of the athletic fields.  This will help to create a small athletics field complex that better utilize the “bowl” area. The softball/ baseball field will be relocated to the east of the new gym complex.

The renovation project will be combined with construction of a new athletics field support building, which will replace the existing storage building, and also provide restrooms and equipment storage for the new track and athletic fields.

Project Team