In 2005, TMCC and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) formed the first collaborative higher education venture in Nevada.
The $6.6 million TMCC High Tech Center was constructed as a Nevada Public Works Board project. It began as a 34,500-square-foot, single story building with masonry exterior which included general classrooms, science labs, nursing lab, an open computer lab, a distance education classroom, library resource center and faculty offices. Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects of Reno designed the facility, and Clark & Sullivan of Sparks were general contractors.
Thanks to a generous $1 million gift from the Nell J. Redfield Foundation for providing for the design and installation of Nursing and Science laboratories and technology.