Classroom Facilities - Rutger Erickson Academic Building - Carl Kleimola Technical Center - Jacob Solin Center for Business Education

GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 11

Classroom Facilities - Rutger Erickson Academic Building - Carl Kleimola Technical Center - Jacob Solin Center for Business Education CLASSROOM FACILITIES


The principal classroom buildings are the Rutger Erickson

Academic Building, the Carl Kleimola Technical Center, and the

Jacob Solin Center for Business Education. The three buildings are

connected by walkways on two floors and surround a courtyard.

In addition to classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices, each

building houses facilities and services for instructional support and

student activities.

The David G. Lindquist Student Center is also connected to

the classroom buildings by a walkway from the Kleimola

Technical Center.




--Academic classrooms and academic faculty offices (1 &

3rd floors)

--eSports Arena (2nd floor, room A-211)

--Administrative Offices (2nd floor)


Dean of Business Services

GCC Foundation/Alumni Relations

Human Resources

Institutional Researcher

Accounting Services and Payroll

Ski Area Management/Mt. Zion Operations

--Alex D. Chisholm Library and Learning Resources Center

(2nd floor, north)

The center provides information, resources, and services to

support GCC’s curriculum and to supplement the student’s

learning activities. Located on the second floor of the Rutger

Erickson Academic Building, the Library and Learning Resources

Center contains more than 20,000 volumes, 71 periodical

subscriptions, 11 newspapers, and 1000 videos/DVDs. We also

have a special collection of local and Upper Peninsula of

Michigan history.

Our staff provides reference service, research and reserves

assistance, inter loan and guidance in searching general and

specialized databases, including the Michigan Electronic Library

(MeL) and other specialized databases that the library has access


Library facilities include group and individual study areas,

conference rooms, 40 computers (both PC and Mac), a coinoperated photocopier, fax machine and a variety of audio-visual

equipment. The library’s services are enhanced by active

participation in the Upper Peninsula Region Library Cooperation

and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. We work in

a system with Finlandia University, Lake Superior State and

Northern Michigan University.

The Library facilities are open to students, faculty, staff and

community patrons.

The Alex D. Chisholm Library hours during the academic year:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 12

noon on Fridays. We can make special accommodations for

groups by request. The Library is closed whenever GCC is closed.

Summer hours may vary.



--Technical classrooms and technical faculty offices (1st and

2nd floor)


--Student Services Offices (2 floor)

Dean of Student Services


Financial Aid

Transfer Coordinator

Learning Support Services (in ACES Center)

TRIO Student Support Services

Career Services (TRiO, Perkins)

Assessment Services

--The ACES Center (2nd floor) provides students with learning

support services to promote their success in college, including:

A comprehensive tutorial program encourages GCC students to

advance their academic success by working together. Students

learn to think problems through, link new knowledge with existing

knowledge, talk about ideas and adapt their skills to new situations.

The Tutoring Program creates an interactive learning environment

where students switch roles as teachers and learners to stimulate

intellectual development and boost their self-esteem. Tutoring

services are offered to GCC students free of charge; schedules are

available in the ACES Center.

Computer-aided and multimedia instruction options are available

to help students improve their academic skills, supplement their

traditional study programs, and enrich their educational


The ACES Center is open Monday through Friday

from 7:30 to 4:00 p.m.

--The GCC Bookstore, located on the upper level of the Technical

Center, offers students a complete line of textbooks (both new and

used, e-books and rentals), instructional materials, office supplies, a

vast array of nursing supplies, hoodies, shirts, welding supplies, and

general merchandise. The bookstore is open to the public Monday

through Friday. Contact the Bookstore for hours of operation: Call

307-1225, (800) 682-5910 x 225, or e-mail

The GCC Online Bookstore is available. Click the Bookstore link

under Student Resources at the top of the GCC homepage! You can

readily find our bookstore information, shop online, and find current

deals! Bookstore Return Policy: by the last day of drop/adds for

classes, typically the FIRST FRIDAY of a new semester… must be

returned in original condition, and shrink-wrapped books unopened.

No refunds given without original receipt.



The Jacob Solin Center is a state-of-the-art instructional facility

consisting of 25,000 square feet including:

--Business classrooms and business faculty offices (1st & 2nd


--Administrative Offices


Dean of Instruction (1st floor)

Computer Services (2nd floor)

Technology Specialist (2nd floor)


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