May 23, 2022

Health Sciences Center Officially Opens

people cutting a ribbon and cheering

The 110,800-square-foot facility includes new labs and lecture classrooms

Schoolcraft College celebrated the official opening of the beautiful new Health Sciences Center (HSC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 27. After remarks by Dr. Glenn Cerny, President of Schoolcraft College, and Joan A. Gebhardt, Chair of the Board of Trustees, area community and business leaders toured the 110,800-square-foot facility.

The HSC strengthens the College’s commitment to students in the health sciences and will provide a pipeline of talented graduates who are much needed by area healthcare providers. Trinity Health Michigan, Beaumont Health, Michigan Medicine and Henry Ford Health System all have facilities in Livonia or near Schoolcraft College, including the on-campus Livonia Medical Center.

Built on the site of the former Applied Science building, the HSC added 36,700 square feet to the existing 74,100 square feet, of which about 56% was renovated. The grand total budget was $24,286,615.

The construction manager was AUCH Construction, and the architect was Integrated Design Services. Schoolcraft College’s Construction and Design department worked on this project from the initial submission to the state, they collaborated with department and program subject matter experts to design the building, and directly oversaw construction.

Programs housed in the HSC are:

  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Imaging
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Surgical Services

The space features:

  • 23 labs (21 for Health Sciences, 2 for Health Information specialty labs)
  • 10 lecture classrooms, 8 of which are new spaces
  • 5 computer labs (3 with major renovations; 2 are new spaces)

Other members of the Board of Trustees who attended were Carol M. Strom, Vice Chair; Brian D. Broderick, Secretary; William P. Erwin, Trustee; Dillon E. Breen, Trustee; and Brett M. Gierak, Trustee.

“We’re excited to add the Health Sciences Center as another first-rate learning facility on our campus to help create transformational educational experiences for Schoolcraft College students,” said Dr. Glenn Cerny, President of Schoolcraft College. “The HSC is another great win-win for our students and the community, and I want to thank everyone who made it possible.”

Learn more about Schoolcraft College’s health sciences programs.

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