Amarillo College Bond Master Plan –
Project List

  • Pedestrian, Vehicular Flow, & Parking – $4,187,800
  • Technology Updates & Innovation Hub – $10,230,700
  • Americans with Disabilities Act – $3,872,969
  • Updates to Aging Buildings and Infrastructure – $40,749,773
  • HVAC Systems Update – $27,983,080
  • First Responders Academy –$9,228,800
  • Additions – $2,825,578
  • Total Master Plan Project Cost Amount – $ 98,998,700

How to Fund Balance of Projects

How to Fund Balance of Projects
Enrollment Projections


  • Amarillo College trains and educates unemployed and underemployed residents and youth to prepare them for middle-skill positions across the region.
  • Amarillo College trains individuals in technical job skills using curricula built around industry demand.
  • Amarillo College aligns degree programs to meet the needs of the area’s labor market demands.

Parking Analysis

  • Project Costs – $4,187,800
  • Based on current enrollment projections, there will be a deficit of 455 parking spaces in ten-years. The Master Plan propose to address this by building additional lots and reflowing exiting lots.
  • Additionally, improvements will be made to Parking Lot 9 to alleviate congestion and improve safety for both drivers and pedestrians including: blind corners, on-street maneuvering, tight streets, and neighborhood parking.
  • West Campus Parking Lots will be re-flowed to assist in way-finding and navigation.

ADA Compliance & Building Updates

  • Project Cost – $3,872,969
  • Majority of buildings, due to age, require upgrades for ADA
  • HVAC and plumbing on all campuses will be brought up to current standards of efficiency

Building & Infrastructure UpgradesBuildings were graded as follows:

Building & Infrastructure Upgrades:
Downtown Campus

  • Square Footage – 73,297 GSF
  • Project Costs – $7,193,200

Building & Infrastructure Upgrades:
East Campus

  • Square Footage – 243,579 GSF
  • Project Costs – $18,334,500

Building & Infrastructure Upgrades:
West Campus

  • Square Footage – 237,266 GSF
  • Project Costs – $18,167,000

Building & Infrastructure Upgrades:
Washington Street Campus

  • Square Footage – 625,269 GSF
  • Project Costs – $55,304,000

Technology Upgrades

  • Project Costs –  $3,465,700
  • Technology & integrated furniture that allows access to laptops during classes.
  • Create Active Classroom Spaces that allow for group learning, including wall-mounted flat screen displays.
  • Ceiling-recessed motorized projection screens.
  • Wired internet connections at student tables.
  • Lecterns with top-mounted interfaces.
  • Ceiling-mounted loud speakers.
  • Smart boards in classrooms.

Innovation Hub

  • Project Cost – $6,765,000
West Campus Improvements
East Campus Improvements

Innovation Hub – Economic Impact Analysis

  • Business Creation and New

Employment Projections

  • Construction – Both phases of  construction expected to generate $16.2M in economic  activity and support 89 full-time jobs
  • Neighborhood Impacts –

Projected to be approximately

$425,000 annually

It is projected that 20 businesses will be created through utilization of the Innovation Hub by Year 3.

It is projected that 70 businesses will be created through utilization of the Innovation Hub by Year 10.

Student Advising through Enrollment Consolidation

  • Currently the advising and enrollment offices are located in multiple buildings across campus.
  • Current wayfinding signage lists names of buildings, not functions of buildings.
  • Students must utilize multiple offices to get enrolled and, therefore, are having to move between multiple buildings through this process.
  • Consolidate recruitment, admissions, advising, financial aid, registrar, and bookstore
    • Connect Student Services Center and 2nd Floor of Engineering Building
    • Create central hub for all advising through enrollment activities.
  • Add signage throughout campus to direct students to specific services rather than named buildings.

Student Life Experience

  • Create a centralized student activities and support center in Russell Hall
    • Relocate:
      • Advocacy and Resource Center
      • Student Life
      • Student Government Association
      • Student Organizations
      • Intramurals
    • Develop meeting and conference facilities
    • Provide students with programs and activities similar to what they would find at a 4-year university.
  • Move Art Programs to current space occupied by Student Life in CUB

First Responders & Public Safety Academy

  • Projected growth in healthcare fields will require additional space at West Campus. By moving the Law Force Academy from West Campus to East Campus. Needed space to expand healthcare programs will become available.
  • The East Campus First-Responders & Public Safety Academy will:
    • Consolidate EMT, Law Enforcement Academy, and Fire Academy
    • Allow for group training exercises
  • Current facility is not up to building codes.
  • New building will provide centralized services for all programs.

Gap Analysis

  • Future economic outlook predicts an increase in:
    • Emergency Medical Technicians
    • Law Enforcement
    • Fire Fighters
  • Establishing First Responders and Public Safety Academy at East Campus

GAP ANALYSIS – Key Findings

  • AC is for the most part meeting the needs of annual  job openings, except in healthcare
  • Between nursing assistants, licensed vocational  nurses, and registered nurses, there are a projected  567 openings annually for nurses