LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Construction is set to begin in Lafayette this summer on South Louisiana Community College’s health and sciences building. It will provide room to quadruple admissions to the college’s dual-enrollment academy for high-schoolers.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1K1B0hB) the college on Monday announced it finished raising $2.1 million for the $17.1 million project. The remainder is funded by a 2013 legislative act devoting $250 million to construction projects within the Louisiana Community and Technical College System – with the stipulation the schools raise part of the money on their own.
The three-story, 63,000-square foot building with instructional capacity for 1,000 students will be anchored by the school’s registered nursing program.