The 2012 FMP addresses and supports the institution’s stated goals of elevating student enrollment levels, program growth, and community support by completing the following projects to improve learning and engagement for students and other stakeholders as stated in the abbreviated strategic plan:

Short-term Plan

STEM Projects:
  • Complete the three stem labs in the Davis Building, the Chemistry/Geology Storage rooms,
  • Remodel on the Valley Campus the Chemistry, Biology, and Lecture Hall projects.

These projects include extensive remodeling of new technology, HVAC, ventilation, lab tables, student workstations, faculty teaching lecterns and stations, program specific equipment, chemistry hoods, storage equipment and general room updating.

Student Life Centers on both Trinidad and Valley Campuses:

  • Trinidad Campus includes remodel of Central Facilities (2655 sq ft) for full service student services center
  • Valley Campus development of Student Life Center will be housed in one room.

Gunsmithing program support and expansion:

  • The plan includes relocating, expanding and modernizing gunsmithing program space allowing for program expansion.

Massage Therapy move and remodel of existing facilities:

  • The plan includes relocating, expanding and modernizing massage therapy/ Wellness Educational program spaces from Central Facilities to Banta Building allowing for significant program expansion/growth in a better learning environment for the students.

Scott Gymnasium remodel and program expansion:

  • To expand TSJC athletics, the workout facilities and equipment will be relocated, expanded, and modernized. The gym floor will be replaced and the gym subfloor will be reconstructed to correct structural issues.

Long-term Plan

Valley campus development:

Eighteen acre parcel of land has been acquired, partnerships established and master planning and campus design is in process to allow for the Valley Campus to relocate to a new facility on the west side of Alamosa. A new 60,000 sq. ft. campus is being planned and fundraised campaign designed to replace the existing 41,000 sq. ft. Valley Campus. The existing 2.5 acre Valley Campus is landlocked and program expansion is capped by the current inadequate facility.

The Plan is designed to meet or exceed the goals of the College on both campuses by modernizing and encouraging expansion of both specific programs and the institution as a whole.