Monroe County Community College’s 210-acre Main Campus is centrally located in Monroe County with easy access to Detroit and Toledo.
The Main campus, situated on a picturesque setting on South Raisinville Road in Monroe Township, opened for students in October 1967. The campus buildings are related to one another by an attractively landscaped center mall. Each building is both functionally and esthetically designed.
The Whitman Center, located on Lewis Avenue in a wooded area of Bedford Township, is administered by the vice president of student and information services and exemplifies the community service commitment of the college. Opened in the fall of 1991, the Whitman Center is designed to serve the residents of Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio and offers a wide range of credit courses applicable toward an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution. The center also offers Lifelong Learning classes, customized training and a variety of unique programs and exhibits for the community. Students are able to complete all registration functions at this site.
Main Campus Facilities
The Campbell Learning Resources Center, named for MCCC’s first president, Dr. Ronald Campbell, is the focal point of the campus. This two-story building contains classrooms, faculty offices and the necessary space to house library facilities for a collection of more than 50,000 volumes and 143 periodical subscriptions, as well as electronic access to 60 databases.
The Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/ Administration Building provides dining facilities, a student lounge and recreation area, and a bookstore. In addition, this facility houses four community-use conference rooms, an art room and a beautiful courtyard. Student Government conducts its activities from this facility. The Admissions and Guidance Office and other administrative and general offices are also located in this building.
The 60,000-square-foot Career Technology Center opened in 2012 and houses programs related to applied sciences and engineering technology curricula. It provides infrastructure to support state-of-the-art classrooms and lab space required to deliver instruction and skills necessary to secure high-growth, high-demand and high-paying jobs. A combination of sustainable systems has been integrated into the design of the facility that is incorporated into the curriculum. The building serves as a learning laboratory for students in applied science and engineering technology fields.
The Career Technology Center was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Standards and features state-of-the-art lab space, a geothermal system, Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division and faculty offices, a computer classroom and labs for all of the following areas: Automation, Automotive, Construction, Electronics, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical Design, Metrology, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy and Welding.
The East and West technology buildings will reopen as one facility in Fall 2020. This renovation will add 7,600 square feet of space to create state-of-the-art learning environments while also expanding and enhancing student services. The facility once housed Applied Science and Engineering Technology programs that are now based in the Career Technology Center.
The facility will include a large academic commons area that will run through the main corridor between the two main entrances. Within that academic commons area will be multiple small group study and collaborative seating areas. Lining the main corridor will be three private study rooms, a large open computer space, an open work area complete with two office areas and a conference room, and an open tutoring space. The east wing will house the college’s Graphic Design, Art and Computer Information Systems programs, as well as five computer classrooms, an art studio, two art classrooms, two workrooms, multiple faculty offices, an active learning classroom, a small seminar classroom, one regular classroom that can be modified into an active learning classroom and a vending area.
The Gerald Welch Health Education Building is named for MCCC’s second president and located on the north end of campus. It houses the Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Certified Nurse Aide, PN to RN Option and Certified Nurse Aide programs and laboratories. It also is home to MCCC’s physical education courses.
The office suite for the Health Sciences Division office is located off the entrance to the facility. The Gerald Welch Health Education Building also features a large multi-purpose room/gymnasium, dance-aerobics room and a fitness center.
The La-Z-Boy Center, built in 2004, provides exciting opportunities for students and the community and is flexible enough to respond to three equally important needs – cultural arts programming, customized training for business and industry, and unparalleled space for community activities and conferences.
By virtue of its technical attributes and scaled size, the 575-seat Meyer Theater within the La-Z-Boy Center permits for a broad range of performances – from comedic to musical to theatrical and more – that require high-end lighting, sound production, set design and staging.
The Life Sciences Building, located across the mall from the technology buildings, contains offices, the student newspaper, and laboratories and classrooms related to the physical and natural sciences. It is also home to the college’s Early Childhood Education and Teacher Paraprofessional programs. The building also contains two small, auditorium-type lecture halls and a climate-controlled greenhouse. A 2,500-square foot student collaborative space for individual and group study is also available in the Life Sciences Building.