July 25, 2014 — With the growth of Lafayette many local area hospitals have constructed new properties or renovated existing ones which can be seen all around the Hub City, and South Louisiana Community College will soon be a part of that.
SLCC is on the verge of building a brand new Health and Science building as part of a project that was passed in 2013 by Louisiana legislation to provide $250 million to Louisiana Community and Technical College Systems for colleges who would pay a percentage through private funding.
SLCC for this project was responsible for about 12 percent of the new $17 million building, and is currently $17,000 away from completing their side of the financials. With construction just around the corner, SLCC students and faculty are very excited about their newest addition to the Lafayette campus.
"We have a new health and sciences building, thats's going to come up here on our Lafayette campus. We're projecting that construction should start in 2015." said SLCC's PR Director Christine Payton.
"Our RN program in fact is a community partnership with the three major hospitals and LEDA here in Lafayette. We could not have started that program with out community partnership, and the same is true with the new building. You know we are just really excited to see this building come to fruition. It's been in the works and we are ready to start construction."
In the new Health and Sciences building will be filled soon enough with SLCC's health programs which includes its brand new RN program that start in August. Applications for the RN program started being accepted last month and quickly filled to it's capacity of 40 students and 6 alternates.