In 2007, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) created eight state-of-the-art science labs and improved nursing laboratories in response to the growing demands of the West Valley community in the fields of bioscience and healthcare services.
As part of the college’s capital development program, the institution remodeled 9,000 square feet of existing labs and added an additional 11,000 square feet, to bring the college’s total to more than 20,000 square feet in dedicated science space. The project resulted in fourteen labs and two expanded preparation areas.
The institutional impact is that now, all students in science, math, engineering, and nursing pre-requisite programs utilize these eight new spaces. Students who are enrolled in one of these courses now experience fully equipped lab space that was designed from the start to the finish, utilizing the expertise of the faculty who teach and have professional experience in the specific science disciplines.