SHELDON, Iowa (KTIV) – An Iowa community college is undergoing a major overhaul.
The facility known as “Building D” at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon is being partially demolished and expanded as part of an over $8 million project at the school.
The building previously housed a Diesel Technology and Automotive and Light Duty program.
The expansion is needed. School officials said last year, 105 people looked into the Diesel Technology Program, but only 18 were admitted due to the lab sizes.
Built over 50 years ago, college officials say the building will be more modern once it’s finished.
“It’s going to have what I call the ‘New Education Look’ that you’re seeing all over with even high schools and new remodels: Open space, lots of natural light, very inviting to students,” said Steve Waldstein, Dean of Applied Technology at Northwest Iowa Community College.
Part of the building will be completed by November. The rest will be completed in the fall of 2020.