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Sylvania Campus Celebrates HT Building Remodel
Photos and Story by James Hill
SYLVANIA CAMPUS — Portland Community College is hosting an open house to commemorate the renovations at the Health Technology Building.The open house will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 in the lobby of the HT Building at the Sylvania Campus, located at 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. There will be a brief program at 3:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.Tours will include the remodeled facilities of early childhood education, dental hygiene, fitness technology, nursing, radiography and sonography. The project is estimated at $1.5 million out of the construction bond. Ginny Jorgensen, dental assisting instructor, is enjoying the new atmosphere of the labs. "It’s more like a dental lab, which we weren’t before,"she said. "The old space was configured for a chemistry lab and that presented problems. Now the equipment and everything is so much better than before. The students, staff and patients all love it."Voters approved a $144 million bond measure for PCC in November of 2000, with $42 million committed to PCC’s Sylvania Campus. Emerick Construction was the construction manager/general contractor for the project while Opsis Architecture/Group McKenzie designed the building remodel. The campus will also feature the construction of a new 20,000 square-foot two-story building for classrooms and a distance learning facility.Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving more than 100,000 students at three comprehensive campuses, four workforce training centers and more than 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area.