Facilities Master Planning

Facilities Master Planning

Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) has been a vital part of Tillamook County for almost 40 years. We have continued to grow in part by actively listening to the needs of the community and seeking out ways to enhance relationships and collaborate on opportunities with business, industry, educators, and others to support the educational and economic needs of the Tillamook community. The community supported the building of the main campus on Third Street in Tillamook in 2010. And the Partners for Rural Innovation Building, which is a shared space with OSU Extension and houses the TBCC Small Business Development Center and Tillamook Economic Development Council in 2017. These facilities have served the college and the community well. However, the College has witnessed exceptional growth over the past few years in students, staff, and community collaboration.

The situation prompted the initiation of a Facilities Master Planning process to determine the space needs required to meet the educational and community demands not only now, but projected for the next 20 years.

2021 Facilities Master Plan

In 2018, TBCC began the process to assess current program offerings, operations, and facilities along with the College’s aspirational goals and needs for the coming years. The goal of this effort was to create a comprehensive vision for TBCC’s future that carefully considered the role the College will play as a resource to its greater community.

The process involved meetings with key stakeholders to better understand how they currently use their spaces, how they perform their roles, how different departments collaborate, how students are served, and how each of these elements could be strengthened.

In May 2021, TBCC finalized a plan designed to carry the college forward into the future. This plan addresses the current urgent capacity issues in the main campus and situate the college for the future to best meet the needs of our community with additional space for Career-Technical education programs, and community and learning space.

The 2021 Facility Master Plan has three significant features.

  1. Purchase a facility to develop a Center for Industrial Technology. The old Mechtronics Building, which was an automotive repair business for over 25 years in Tillamook, located on Third St. across from the main campus, was purchased by the College in November 2020. It will house the Manufacturing and Industrial Technology and Welding Technology programs and will be renamed the Center for Industrial Technology. The space will be renovated to become a hands on lab with state of the art equipment and is expected to be open for classes in spring 2022. This purchase is the first step in this new Facilities Master Plan for TBCC to expand the campus to support Career-Technical Education and workforce development needs identified by the community.
  2. Construct a new academic building along with the development of the south parcel of land owned by the College.
  3. Renovation of the main existing academic building to accommodate the changing needs of the college and community.

 2021 Facilities Master Plan