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Forest Park Transformed

Our city campus will expand upon recent additions to welcome a new Transportation Education Center.

Transportation Center

Transportation Center main entrance rendering

Transportation Education Center

The Transportation Education Center at STLCC-Forest Park will bring the automotive technology, diesel technology and truck driving programs together under one roof with expanded student capacity. Other features include:

  • Outdoor learning opportunities with the addition of a 36,000-square-foot fleet parking lot and a 193,000-square-foot truck driving lot
  • Areas for breaks and collaboration allow for credit and non-credit students and courses to work together seamlessly
  • Flexible classrooms and spacious lobbies offer room to host community events and classes for external organizations

Project Updates

Stay in the know with the Transportation Education Center's latest milestones as the construction phase progresses.

Construction workers work on the foundations

Foundations and Utilities

May 2024—In early May, contractors continued installing underground piping for plumbing and electricity. They also continued pouring concrete for footings and foundations.

Aerial view looking down at construction site

Foundational Work Begins

April 2024—Contractors started working on the foundational needs of the new building and will continue this work for the foreseeable future. They also started working on rough-ins for mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

Drilling of construction site

Construction Underway

March 2024—Contractors completed deep excavation work and are wrapping up the drilling of aggregate piers to support the new building. Next up is work on the footings, foundation and underground utilities.

Construction Progress

Feb. 2024—Check out this time-lapse of the construction progress so far in 2024! Deep excavation has started on the site's north side and will continue for several weeks. Lot F also reopened for parking after contractors finished work on the main gas line.

Muddy and wet shot of construction zone

Construction Underway

Jan. 2024—Contractors started clearing the site and installing sewer and storm drains. Relocation began on the main gas line for the Forest Park campus to reroute it around the new building.

Parallel parking at Forest Park

Parking During Construction

Dec. 2023—With the closure of lots D, E, and part of B, new diagonal and parallel parking spots were installed along Highlander Drive and Wise Avenue. Portions of each street were also converted to one way to make room for the new spots and help traffic flow.

fencing installed

Fencing Installed

Dec. 2023—Contractors began to mobilize. Fencing was installed around the construction site’s footprint during the first few days of December.

Groundbreaking dirt turn


Oct. 2023—STLCC broke ground for the sixth and final building as part of the Transformed initiative. College officials were joined by community partners, faculty and staff, and students from the auto tech, diesel tech and truck driving programs for this celebration.


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Building Renderings

Get an inside look at the anticipated features of the new facility.

Interior automotive demo lab

Automotive Lab

Fleet parking lot and garage

Fleet Parking Lot and Garage

student lounge rendering

Student Lounge

Explore the new Transportation Education Center with this flythrough tour.

Key Facts

Anticipated Completion: Summer 2025

Size: 79,000 square feet 

Estimated Cost: $48 million

Architect: FGMArchitects

Construction Manager: Tarlton Corporation

Contractor: Russell Co.

Program offerings:

  • CDL-A Professional Truck Driving
  • Diesel Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Vehicle Inspection and Light Maintenance
  • Automotive Service
Transportation Center at sunset rendering


Contact Us

Have a question about STLCC Transformed? Please use this contact form to submit any questions or concerns.

For more information on the College's latest projects and proposals, please contact STLCC's engineering and design team.






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