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Sinclair College Breaks Ground On New Health Sciences Center

Sinclair Community College
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On Tuesday, Sinclair Community College began renovations on campus to create the school’s new Health Sciences Center. 

The center will be partly supported with $16 million in levy funding—okayed by voters last November. State funds, savings, and a community fundraising campaign will pay for the rest.

Sinclair spokesman Adam Murka says when the renovations are complete, the college will be able to provide more qualified healthcare professionals for the job market.

“These programs were formerly spread across campus in as many as 10 buildings, this would put them largely in one place so that they can be cross-trained, which is something that the healthcare marketplace is going to insist on with more and more frequency, so our students can be competitive," he said. "That should result in better healthcare outcomes for people in our community.”

The college says the center will benefit thousands of students in more than 41 health science degree and certificate programs. The renovations will take place in Building 14 on campus and will include a 49,000 square feet addition.

It’s expected to open in Fall of 2017.