The board approved compensation and risk costs from JE Dunn Construction at a December meeting.
Construction will likely begin in early January, said Toni Jenkins, senior vice president for campus operations for Collin College.
The facility is expected to be 92,000 square feet with multiple classrooms and lab spaces for computer networking, cybersecurity, computer systems, computer science and geospatial information systems, Jenkins said.
“It’s all very high-tech,” she said. “The labs are going to really help students be able to simulate work environments in these high-tech industries.”
Completion of the IT Center is slated for August 2021, she said.