By Melissa Robinson
Technical College in Griffin held the grand opening of the new
medical technology building last Thursday morning. Several
hundred people attended the ceremony that was marked by an
official ribbon cutting, several brief speeches and tours of the
new facility. Representatives from the city of Griffin, as well
as from Spalding County, the state of Georgia and various
organizations were on hand to take part in the celebration.
Dr. Randall L. Peters,
President of Southern Crescent Technical College, opens the
door for a guest at the new Medical Technology Building.
Photo by Mickie Jackson
The new 80,000 square
foot Medical Technology Building located on the Griffin Campus
of Southern Crescent Technical College will house the Dental
Assisting, Medical Assisting, Orthopedic Technology, Pharmacy
Technology, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology,
Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, Emergency
Medical Technician and Para-medicine programs.
The building has 12
classrooms, two biology labs, and a chemistry lab to support
these allied health programs. The second and third floors
contain office suites that will house faculty and staff, along
with an executive office for the academic dean responsible for
the college’s medical related programs of study. Construction
costs were approximately $15 million with $2.5 million allocated
to furnish and equip the facility.
According to Dr. Randall
L. Peters, President of Southern Crescent Technical College, the
new medical technology building was twelve years in the making
and is a state-of-the-art facility.
“We are so very
fortunate, coming from where we were to where we are in the
training process. This facility will give us new capacity, new
state of the art equipment and the ability to teach students in
a dramatically improved way,” said Peters. “If it was just us,
we couldn’t do it, but it’s because of the community support we
get that we are able to accomplish something like this. We’re
Peters said he is looking
forward to breaking ground on Southern Crescent’s new campus, to
be located in Henry County, adjacent to Henry County High
School. He said he expects the official groundbreaking to take
place on January 10 and the first building is expected to be
completed by this time next year.
For more information on Southern Crescent
Technical College, visit www.sctech.edu.