The Health and Sciences Center is the centerpiece of the college’s School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math, which offers programs in nursing, respiratory care, dental health, emergency medical training, medical assisting, phlebotomy, biological science, computer science, general engineering computer information technology, radiologic technology and more.
The building also houses a dental clinic operated by Santa Fe’s La Familia Medical Center that provides dental health services to families and individuals in need, while also serving as a clinical training site for SFCC dental students.
The Center includes expanded laboratory space, two nursing labs, two biology labs, one respiratory lab, one dental lab and two labs for the Emergency Medical Service Institute. It also features simulation labs, complete with human patient simulators and a central control viewing room. Learn more about the college’s SimLab.
The building carefully considers sustainable design principles in all regards, including energy-efficient mechanical systems, high performance glass, architectural and tree shading, water conservation and water-efficient landscaping. The main lobby features the first LEED Gold building in the Southwest to have a “living wall” bio-filter, a 14-foot high by 20-foot wide vertical hydroponic plant wall that is tied to the HVAC system to cleanse the air of indoor air pollutants.