Johnston Community College to celebrate health sciences Oct. 25
Johnston Community College’s Health Sciences programs are planning an open house Monday, Oct. 25 to celebrate their new facilities.
The addition to and renovation of the existing Health Sciences building were completed this summer providing new classroom and lab space for biology, chemistry, nursing, medical assisting, imaging, early childhood, and massage therapy students.
Linda Smith, dean of health sciences programs at JCC, said the new health sciences and early childhood learning space will enable the college to better train and educate students.
“Our new building and the renovation to our existing building has enabled us to provide more creative learning opportunities for our students and has made us more state-of-the-art and better prepared to train our students for real scenarios in their careers,” Smith said.
JCC’s health sciences programs historically have maintained above average rates on certification exams. Also, the college’s early childhood center is a five-star center, the highest license awarded by the state.
The celebration will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. A ribbon cutting and guided tours of the building are planned and light refreshments will be served. Attendees will be able to see students in action as well as learn information about the various programs. The public is invited.