The new Health Sciences Center at Southwestern Community College received their Certificate of Occupancy last week and since then crews have been working feverishly to get all the new state of the art medical equipment for the labs and classrooms installed in time for students first day of classes on August 16th. The new 55,411 square feet facility will be home for numerous health sciences related training programs including surgical technology, respiratory therapy, medical sonography, radiography, and emergency medical science. There will be numerous labs for hand therapy, a pediatric therapy gym, anatomy and physiology, and nursing. The new facility will create openings for about 140 students this year and twice that next year. The new facility will free up space in the Balsam Center for the health-related programs now in that facility to expand. An open house is planned for early October.