UCF currently offers four undergraduate degrees on Valencia’s West Campus — Applied Science, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology, plus the junior year of Electrical Engineering — and intends to expand its courses and programs with the increased classroom space.

Valencia students make up the largest number of UCF’s transfer students, accounting for more than 40 percent of transfer students to the university.

Since 2006, UCF has guaranteed access to all Valencia graduates through DirectConnect to UCF, the most productive community college-university partnership in the country. The program also offers graduates of Seminole, Lake-Sumter and Brevard community colleges assured admission to the university. UCF and its community college partners share academic programs, advising and financial aid resources to provide a seamless transition to the university.

Almost 19,000 Valencia students are currently enrolled in DirectConnect to UCF.

When completed, the building is also expected to obtain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification.