Coastal Pines Technical College
Updated November 2017
One million dollars was secured in the 2014 state budget to begin renovation of utilized space inside the College of Coastal Georgia Camden Campus. This renovated space will house a bookstore, student financial aid, cosmetology programs and labs for Coastal Pines Technical College. In addition, the Board of Regents included an additional $100,000 to help repurpose more space inside the College of Coastal Georgia Campus to be used for the Technical College’s mechanical engineering program. A Notice of Intent to Proceed with renovation was issued by the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC) at the end of January 2016. The renovation was completed completed in the Fall of 2016 and that space is now being utilized for new students.
New Camden Campus for Coastal Pines Technical College
In the 2015 state budget, the Camden County legislative delegation secured $1.1 million to begin the architectural design of a new, freestanding Coastal Pines Technical College (Phase 1 funding). The initial location for the technical college was to be near Exit 7 on I-95, but after changes in federal regulations of wetlands, that property was no longer optimal for a construction site because the site included a wetland. As a result, the proposed site has been moved to Exit 3 on I-95. This current site has undergone assessment by a civil engineer and is approximately a 20 acre tract. The land was donated to the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation and is now in the possession of the State Properties Commission. The use of the Phase 1 funding has allowed for the completion of the design of the Camden Campus.
FY 2106 TCSG Budget Request- Capital Outlay
The TCSG has submitted its $17, 794, 400.00 budget request to the Governor’s Office of Budget and Planning and the newly proposed construction of the Camden Campus is listed as a high priority project for the entire system and is one of three priority construction projects. The funding will be reviewed by the House and Senate appropriations process. It is anticipated with a high degree of confidence that the funding will stay in the budget as it moves the process in the 2018 Legislative Session.