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Higher Education Opportunities In-Action

Demolition has started on the second floor of the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange (TVE2) making way for increased higher educational opportunities for Temecula Valley residents. Approximately 15,000 square feet of the former City Hall building on Business Park Drive is being renovated and leased to Mt. San Jacinto College for additional classroom space.

Currently, the city owned building consists of TVE2, a regional business resource center and technology focused business incubator. Temecula City Council approved the lease agreement with MSJC during its regular meeting in August 2013 and the MSJC Board approved the agreement during its regular board meeting in September 2013.

The agreement means MSJC can serve more students in the Southwest region and allows the college to partner with the City, Cal State University San Marcos at Temecula and new emerging businesses located in the business incubator portion of TVE2. This location will feature unique educational experiences, as students will benefit from the presence of a local government, entrepreneurs, a community college and a university all under one roof.

This new MSJC location will feature expedited educational programs that enable students to transfer efficiently to local universities in such majors as Business or Social and Behavioral Sciences. In some cases, students will be able to complete a Master’s Degree in Business Administration right in the southwest region.

MSJC classes will feature learning communities, where two or more classes are linked together with a common theme and provide stronger relationships between the faculty and students. The site will offer support services like educational counseling and financial aid. MSJC’s current Temecula Education Complex (TEC West) opened in 2008 on Enterprise Circle West. MSJC will continue to offer classes and services for students like assessment, registration assistance, financial aid information and educational counseling at TEC West.

For more information about MSJC offerings at the TVE2 site please contact Karin Marriott, MSJC Director of Public Information and Marketing, 951-487-3060.