Kirkwood's campus covers 680 acres, including a 400-acre working farm on it's main campus. The 27 buildings hold more than 1.65 million square feet of interior learning space. There's room for fun with a 15-acre athletic complex as well. learn a little more about our newest additions:
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center: Our upscale 71-room hotel, complete with an elegant gourmet restaurant, is operated by a full professional staff, and assisted by our Hospitality Arts students. Since opening its doors in 2010, The Hotel has aided our students in earning valuable real-world experience right on campus.
Healthcare Simulation Center: Our health care students receive hands-on experience in crisis situations in the $3.6 million emergency medicine simulation lab, added to Linn Hall in 2008.
Jones Regional Education Center: Eight local school districts, the city of Monticello, the Welter family and Kirkwood Community College partnered to support rural students and sustain a viable, educated workforce through the Jones Regional Education Center. The Center occupies eight acres along Highway 151 in Monticello, strategically located near the midpoint between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque. At approximately 30,000 square feet, the center houses state-of-the-art classrooms, career and technical labs for academic programs, and administrative offices.
Benton/Cedar Academic Wing: The $14 million academic wing added 90,000 square-feet of classrooms and offices for our English, Institutional Effectiveness, Learning Services and Social Science departments.
Horticulture/Floriculture: The 32,000-square-foot Horticulture/Floriculture building features state-of-the-art energy efficiency, including geothermal heating and cooling, fully automated controls, plus a roof system that catches rainwater for use in the greenhouses and landscaping areas. A large student commons area, a small engine lab and an indoor dirt floor used to teach patio building and other outdoor skills in all weather conditions, are just a few of the amenities students will find at the complex.
Michael J Gould Kirkwood Recreation Center: Opened in 2004, our 43,500-square-foot recreation center caters to healthy choices in exercise and relaxation. Three full-size athletic courts, a 200-meter walking/jogging track, a weight room, a fitness area featuring dozens of exercise machines, an aerobics/ multipurpose room, plus many fitness and wellness classes make it easy for our students and employees to stay fit and healthy.
Iowa Equestrian Center: The Midwest’s premier equestrian facility serves a dual purpose. During the week the stables, stalls and arena serve as Kirkwood’s Horse Science classrooms and working laboratory. On the weekends, the center hosts hundreds of prominent regional and national horse shows.
Jones Hall: The center of industrial technology at Kirkwood, Jones Hall received an $8.5 million makeover in 2008, featuring a new precision sheet metal fabrication area. The 30,000 square foot addition also made room for indoor shops for our Carpentry, HVAC and Plumbing programs. 2011 brings another addition, with a wing to house parts of a wind turbine for the new Energy Production & Distribution program.