Over six years ago, the College submitted a request for a new health sciences facility to house our growing healthcare training programs. This June, Clover Park Technical College was one of five community and technical colleges that received construction funding during the 2011-13 biennium. The Legislature funded this project solely out of the capital budget—no operating funds were used by the State to fund this project.
The College requested approximately $24 million during the 2011-13 biennium for construction. The Legislature cut our budget by 15 percent. The College found a combined approach to bridge that gap without reducing the size of the Facility.
Clover Park Technical College instructs the largest number of health care related programs within Pierce County. Our 11 health training programs have long since outgrown Building 14, built in 1981. Building 14 is approximately 22,000 square feet and our new Facility will be twice that size to accommodate the 2,166 full-time-equivalent students we currently serve in our healthcare training programs.
The Health Sciences Facility will be located in the once-vacant lot between Buildings 16 and 23 directly to the south of Building 18.
55,562 square feet, with two floors.
Approximately June 2013.
Nursing Assistant Certified, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Surgical Technician, Medical Histology Technician, Medical Lab Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Assistant, Hemodialysis, and Central Service Sterile Processing.
Two general science labs in addition to the laboratory spaces dedicated to the career training programs previously mentioned.
This is the College’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certified Project. In order to meet the LEED standards, the College included features such as a patio/roof garden, herbal garden, landscaping using native plants, energy efficient lighting, HVAC and plumbing features. The Health Sciences Facility was named one of the Excellent 10 economic development projects by the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Boards.
The program laboratory learning spaces will reflect current industry standards. These spaces will also include learning spaces that operate simulation mannequins (“SimMans”) and capture this instruction on a live feed that will be shown to a larger student audience elsewhere in the Facility.
Two classrooms will include interactive television capability, and wireless internet access will be available throughout the building.
The Facility will also have state-of-the-art security and remote lockdown capability in the event of an emergency.
The College is planning to demolish Building 18 in concert with the project. The demolition of this 70-year-old facility will allow for a future College commons and additional parking.