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Construction progresses on COCC’s new academic buildings

In order to accommodate the doubling of COCC’s enrollment since 2006, construction is progressing on several academic buildings in the district. The majority of the construction funding comes from a $41.58-million bond measure approved by voters in 2009 and state funding.

The following status report reflects progress through the end of March.

Health Careers Building: This 48,000-square-foot building will provide up-to-date classroom and labs for the following programs: RN and LPN nursing programs, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting and Licensed Massage Therapy. The structural concrete has been finished and the installation of the structural steel will continue for the next six to seven weeks. The building is on schedule to be completed by April 2012. General contractor: HSW Builders

Jungers Culinary Center: At the new home of the Cascade Culinary Institute, the college’s culinary instructional program, road and curb work continues, windows and doors are being installed, exterior wrap was installed and sheet rock installation has begun. Completion of the 15,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Mount Washington and Shevlin Park Road is scheduled for late August this year. General contractor: HSW Builders

Science Building: The foundation work is 80 percent complete on the 47,000-square-foot building that will house nine labs plus classrooms and offices. The elevator pit has been completed and retaining wall formwork continues. The building will be ready for fall term 2012.

General contractor: Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company

Getting Started workshop

Central Oregon Community College is offering an hourlong “Getting Started” workshop at noon on Wednesday, May 11, in Room 151 of the Boyle Education Center on the Bend campus.

This is an opportunity for prospective students to meet with COCC and OSU-Cascades admissions representatives to find out about application requirements, financial aid and scholarships, student services and more. Interested students can join in a Bend campus tour after the presentation. Reservations are not required.

For information, call 541-383-7500.

OSU student exhibit

Oregon State University — Cascades bachelor of fine arts students will host an opening reception starting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. The public is invited.

The students’ paintings and drawings will be on display through June 13 at Central Oregon Community College’s Rotunda Gallery in the Barber Library. Graduating stidemts are Sarah Geurts, Lynne Magnuson, Roslyn Riley, Britanny Zendejas and Breanne Uriz.

For information, call 541-383-7564.

-COCC press releases

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