Advancing High-Tech Healthcare Education in Southwestern North Carolina

Organization:
Southwestern Community College
Amount:
$198,400.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Jackson
Description:

This funding assists with the purchase of simulation training equipment that will support the expansion of Southwestern Community College’s (SCC) health sciences programs. SCC is constructing a new health science building that is expected to open in August 2021. The expanded program will increase capacity from 440 to 638 students by 2023 and the college projects that it will produce 508 highly trained regional health care employees over ten years to meet demand and employer needs. The simulation training equipment, which was selected by instructors, local business leaders, and medical experts, will support SCC’s nursing, physical therapy assistant, and medical sonography curriculum programs. Golden LEAF funds will be used for this simulation training equipment.

Contact:
Mr. Mitch Fischer 447 College Drive Sylva, North Carolina 28779 (828) 339-4331
Areas Served:
Jackson, Macon, Swain

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