Existing facilities at the College struggled to keep up with the technological demands of nursing, allied health and technology programs. The replacement building will increase instructional space and create places where more meaningful learning can happen.
The 13,000-nsf Computers & Networking Technology (CNET) department provides spaces for students to install, configure, maintain, trouble shoot and repair computers and networks. The labs enable students to build robotics, motors, soldering and communications technologies. An outdoor lab houses a photovoltaic array and a robotics maze for students to practice wiring between inside and equipment outside.
The more than 30,000-nsf of allied health labs including nursing, health career resource (HCRC), respiratory and radiological services. Simulation labs include operating rooms, X-ray imaging modalities, post anesthesia, labor & delivery, pediatric and geriatric care. The suites provide modern AV capture and projection for monitoring demonstrations, as well as one-way viewing for testing of students preparing for careers in healthcare.
Other services in the building include Technical Education Resource Center (TERC), career advancement, classrooms, offices and library space.
The technology-rich, flexible labs will allow the College to better serve the increasing student enrollment and program growth. The new building will promote interdisciplinary collaboration that replicates real world situations.
Laboratory planning and design, and equipment planning