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Facilities Planning and Services

The El Camino College Division of Facilities Planning and Services provides students, staff, faculty members and visitors a safe, comfortable, clean and efficient environment. Facilities Planning and Services staff is dedicated to quality in maintaining the college's buildings, structures, grounds, and environment. This team is responsible to maintain, repair, renovate, and clean more than 1.2 million square feet of space throughout 35 buildings, located on a 126-acre campus in the South Bay. Services also include grounds and landscape, refuse disposal, automotive maintenance, shipping and receiving, and construction management.

Departments in Facilities Planning and Services include:


Manages all construction on campus, including: contractor and sub-contractor management, contract management, consultant coordination and management, site supervision of construction projects, coordination of utility tie-ins and shut-downs, construction documentation management (drawings, specifications, change orders, field changes, etc.), construction meeting management (agendas, coordination, minutes, etc.), construction as-built drawing coordination, and construction project specification documentation management and coordination. Various other duties related to construction management include project management, construction coordination and documentation management.


Primary functions of the Grounds Department include the cleaning and removal of exterior trash from the campus, grounds maintenance, recycling of green waste, and removal of hazardous waste.


The Facilities Maintenance Department is involved in the health and maintenance of critical campus-wide infrastructure, including HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, electrical, carpentry, painting, plumbing, locks, automotive, welding, and construction support. The department also handles technical building maintenance, requiring skill trade level repair and maintenance of sophisticated electronic and computer systems, including those for fire, lighting, and building automation.


The Operations Department is responsible for the interior condition and cleaning of all buildings on campus. Additionally, this department provides support for campus event setup.

Shipping and Receiving

Shipping and Receiving is charged with the receipt and out-flow of goods, supplies, materials, and equipment for the college. The department also tracks fixed assets for college auditing purposes.