Andrew Boyce, Staff Writer

The Advanced Technology Center reopens this quarter following a 16-month-long seismic retrofit.

De Anza College closed the building in August 2012 for seismic renovations, which were funded by Measure C. The building officially reopens its doors today.

The building has been renovated from the ground up, with all new heating and cooling systems. The bathrooms have been renovated to meet current codes and all of the rooms and hallways have new paint and fresh floor finishes. Even the lighting in the building has been replaced. The roof has also been replaced because the old one deteriorated.

In 2006 local voters passed Measure C, a $491 million bond that exclusively allocates funds for construction, equipment and technology for the Foothill-De AnzaCommunity College District. The measure prohibits any of the money to be used for academic programs or operating expenses.

The total budget for the ATC Building improvements according to the De Anza website is $10.7 million.

Programs return to ATC

Disability Support Services/Programs Division Office

Assistive Technology Computer Access Lab

Business/Computer Science Labs

Film/TV, Graphic Design and Animation programs

Student Success Center

Academic Skills

General Subject Tutoring

Listening and Speaking Center

Writing and Reading Center