Thursday, August 27, 2009

CCAC Prepares to Break Ground on New Science Building

The Community College of Allegheny County is preparing to begin construction on a new $20 million science facility. The K. Leroy Irvis Science and Technology Center is named after the late state lawmaker and will sit off Ridge Avenue on the north shore. The five story, 66-thousand square foot building will house all of the school's science classrooms, offices, labs and equipment for every science discipline. CCAC Public Relations Director David Hoovler says the school's current science buildings are at least 40 years old-- and some of them are much older. He says science courses are in demand, especially for biotechnology careers and nursing degrees. Funds will come from a combination of government grants and fund raising efforts by the school. Officials break ground September 18th.

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