The original capital projects plan called for construction of expanded facilities for the Trenton and Nashville Education Centers, renovation and expansion of the Crisp Technology Center and the construction of new nursing and agricultural facilities on the main campus.
KC recently signed an intergovernmental agreement with the State of Illinois that allows for KC to utilize the former animal disease lab on the KC main campus for instructional purposes for a five year period with one five year renewal period.
Use of the existing building, with the proposed new name “Kaskaskia College Agricultural Education Center,” could be accomplished with a minimum of renovations and would allow for the KC agriculture department to begin utilizing the space in the near future, lessening the need for a new building to be constructed for expansion of agriculture programs and facilities.
The facility may also be used for providing public water testing services, and there is a reported interest by the Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois for maintaining offices in the newly acquired building. Both would be considered excellent partners for the college.