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Moraine Park Breaks Ground on Horicon Regional Center

Moraine Park Technical College celebrated the groundbreaking of the Horicon Regional Center this week, Sept. 25, at the Beaver Dam Campus.

The Horicon Regional Center will house a 17,937-square-foot building for a lab and instructional space and a 3,500-square-foot fire training tower and will help meet the current demand for firefighters and paramedics at the 50+ fire departments in the region. The facility will also provide training spaces for other programs, helping to meet extended employer needs district-wide.

Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald, Horicon Mayor Josh Maas, district fire leadership, and local business and industry partners were in attendance.

“The City of Horicon is extraordinarily excited to be a member of the Moraine Park family,” Maas said. “The regional center is revitalizing and legitimizing Horicon, and it has woken our city back up. We could not be happier, and I look forward to seeing everyone at the Grand Opening next year.”

The Horicon Regional Center, located at 1210 Wrucke Street, is scheduled for completion in June 2024 and will welcome its first students in the fall 2024 semester.

“We needed the opportunity to build a state-of-the-art training center that is central to our district fire departments,” Baerwald said. “The Horicon Regional Center will be an asset to Horicon and the surrounding region for years to come.”

Horicon Regional Center Groundbreaking - September 2023


The last two projects from Moraine Park’s 2022 referendum to start in 2024 and beyond include the West Bend Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics Lab and the Fond du Lac Health and Human Services Facility.

Learn more about the future of Moraine Park at morainepark.edu/future/.

September 26th, 2023by Emilie Thielen