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Tuesday March 29th, 2011

Posted at 10:15am

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At a cost of $32 million, St. Clair College will be host to the region’s most advanced teaching facilities for the medical sciences once the Centre for Applied Health Sciences opens in September.

Work crews are completing the new Health Sciences building which will sit beside a future 75,000 square foot fitness, athletic and recreation facility to support the healthy needs of its six-thousand full time students, and 20,000 part time students.

The facility was originally scheduled to be entirely completed on Thursday (the end of March) to meet Canadian Infrastructure funding requirements, but the Canadian Government extended the program.  The Centre will feature dental lab facilities with a 24-seat dental clinic, a radiography lab, paramedic training facilities, a large patient care simulation area with hospital finishing, a forensic chemistry lab and office and meeting space.

These programs will be featured at the new facility: Collaborative Nursing, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Paramedic, Med Lab Science, Med Lab Technician, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy Technician.

Five new programs are planned for the future including: Cardiovascular Technology, Ultrasound Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Dental Technology and Forensic Science

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