New Community-Centered, State-of-the-Art Campus Coming Soon to Drexel Hill
Delaware County Community College will be transforming the former Archbishop Prendergast High School property located at Garrett Road and Lansdowne Avenue into a comprehensive multi-use facility that will provide affordable, quality education and training, as well as community programs, to area residents in an easily accessible location.
Proposed Exterior Design
Proposed Interior Classroom Design
Proposed Interior Study Space Design
“This is about positively changing the lives of our students and residents in the communities served by the College,” said former College president Dr. L. Joy Gates Black before her retirement on June 30, 2023.
The College has outlined renovations for the 80,000 square foot main building along with a 30,000 square foot new annex that will transform a 7.5-acre portion of the 35-acre property into a new, full-service campus. The new campus will feature academic and career training programs in high-priority occupations, including:
- Allied Health
- Biotechnology and Electronics
- Early Childhood Education
- Skilled Trades, including Carpentry
The new Southeast Campus will include:
- Classrooms including computer and science labs.
- Academic and career programs.
- Comprehensive student advising and counseling support services.
- Expanded programming through the College’s Center for Equity and Social Justice and Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
- A learning commons that will include library, writing and tutoring services.
- A student cafeteria and outdoor dining courtyard.
- A 17,000-square-foot Early Childhood Learning Center which will provide much-needed childcare for students and residents and will include a learning lab for students in the College’s Early Childhood Education programs.
- A Center for Workforce Development and Community Success which will serve as a center of innovation for workforce training featuring biotechnology and electronics labs.
- A student resource center.
The groundbreaking took place in spring 2023, with an estimated project completion date in 2025.