Del Mar College's new Oso Creek Campus opens in time for Summer II session

Oso Creek campus has soft opening
Screen Shot 2022-03-01 at 6.04.22 PM.png
Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 11:07:28-04

Del Mar College had a soft opening on July 11of their new campus on Corpus Christi's South Side.

The Oso Creek Campus is located at 7002 S. Yorktown Blvd.

The college's vice president and chief physical facilities officer John Strybos said the campus sits on 90 acres of land, giving Del Mar the perfect opportunity to meet the needs of the growing South Side area.

"So it has a lot of residents living in this area, so ideally they would come here," he said. "But because of the nature of the programs, when you talk about architecture, anyone who wants to study architecture would come here."

The modern campus will include a main building for student services, library, STEM building, a culinary academy, and a full courseload of general education classes.

"Math, science English — we also have specialized programs; we have our culinary arts programs, we will have our architecture program, pre-engineering program," he said.

Students from any Del Mar College campus can use the facilities.

"Oh! It's amazing," said East campus student Raul Perez. "It's good they are expanding to the South Side."

Strybos said they will have another soft opening for the Fall semester, with the campus fully opening January 2023.

"I'm so happy for people who live closer there because they have a new campus to go to," said Ashleigh Cranford, a second-year student at the East campus. "Because a lot of people do live in Corpus."

Strybos said there will be faculty and staff jobs, as well as some for students.

"And the community needs these opportunities. These are affordable quality education. They can get any kind of degree that they need, the first parts of it. These are two year degrees," he said.

To apply, click here.