Building renovations are expected to cost $150,000, while equipment should cost about $71,000 and operational costs, which will be covered by DACC, will be about $86,000. Part of the cost also will be defrayed by $30,000 in Tax Increment Financing district funds from the City of Hoopeston.
The proposed course offerings will include general education courses including college transfer and career/technical classes, dual enrollment for students to earn college credits while still in high school, continuing education courses for enjoyment and exploring new interests, courses specially designed for seniors, English as a Second Language, adult education and contracted corporate and business training programs.
Jacobs said the college also is considering “additional programs in the health professions.”
“We will be responding to whatever needs are in the community,” she said.