Kennebec Valley Community College is getting closer to opening their second campus.
Wednesday afternoon in Hinckley, they broke ground a new 16,500 square-foot calssromm and laboratory facility.
Some of the existing programs at KVCC’s Fairfield campus will move to the new Alfond campus.
They’ll also be offering new two year degrees in sustainable agriculture, food science and culinary arts.
In 2012, the Maine Community College system bought 600 acres on the grounds of the old Good Will-Hinckley school.
“With the acquisition of nearly 600 acres of the Good Will-Hinckley school including a 120 acre organic farm this is also an extraordinary opportunity to leverage the natural and human endowments of mid-Maine. Agriculture, timber, the outdoors and ingenuity,” said KVCC President Richard Hopper.
The new building is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the 2014 fall semester, when KVCC will officially open the Alfond campus.