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Aims Community College Windsor Campus Construction Reaches a Milestone

Aims Community College held a topping-out ceremony to celebrate the progress made on expanding its Windsor Campus on July 11. Speakers at the event included CEO/President of Aims Dr. Leah L. Bornstein, Chair of Aims Board of Trustees Lyle Achziger, Town of Windsor Mayor Paul Rennemeyer, Executive Director of Facilities at Aims Mike Millsapps and representatives from the architectural and construction teams. The event also featured a beam signing and workers hoisted the last beam on the new academic building. 
Aims Board, Cabinet and Construction Team at Windsor Construction Beam

Aims capital funds are financing this $18 million construction project. The new construction will add an academic building and a simulated city to the Public Safety Institute (PSI) training yard. The three-story, 38,000-square-foot academic building adds classrooms to allow for growth and the ability to add more general education courses. The building will also add areas for educational simulators for criminal justice, fire science and aviation programs.  Part of this project will grow the training yard with a simulated city to train public safety students and professionals. These facilities will be used for training purposes and include two houses, a commercial building, streets, intersections, and a search and rescue building to practice navigating narrow spaces.

Dr. Bornstein looks forward to the completion of this project. “After so much time dreaming and planning, we are finally getting closer to completing our new academic building and simulated city. These new facilities not only expand the size of our Windsor Campus and the physical acreage of the college as a whole — they expand our ability to serve and teach more students; to create more local educational opportunities in Windsor and northern Colorado.”

“New facilities go up often around here and it can be easy to take them for granted, but what’s being built here today will truly make a difference in the world,” said Lyle Achziger. “I’m incredibly proud that Aims trains and educates those who will save lives, innovate, and facilitate progress in many businesses and industries.”

Construction began in March 2022 and Aims officials estimate completion in spring 2024. Visit aims.edu/news to keep up on the progress of the project and more Aims news.