Southwestern Community College Training Center for Work-Ready Healthcare Professionals

Southwestern Community College
Program Area:
Community-Based Grants Initiative
County of Applicant:

This award provides funding to Southwestern Community College (SCC) to support expansion of its health sciences programming located in the new Health Sciences building that opened in August 2021. The goals of the training center are to provide training through simulation and live patient interactions. This will allow SCC to graduate stronger “work-ready” health science professionals. Several programs at the college currently have a student-run clinic, including physical therapy assistant, medical sonography, and therapeutic massage programs. The clinics primarily serve SCC students, faculty, and staff, with some patients coming from the community. This project will expand the services of existing clinics and add several new clinic opportunities in respiratory therapy, medical laboratory technology, and radiography. Golden LEAF funds will be used for medical training equipment and supplies and for the salaries and benefits for a simulation coordinator.

Ms. Megan Ayscue447 College DriveSylva, North Carolina 28779(828) 339-4265
Areas Served:

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