North Arkansas College in Harrison recently broke ground on a $3 million, 11,000-SF addition to its Allied Health building at the school’s south campus.
The structure will provide classrooms and labs for medical laboratory technology, surgical technology, nursing and a computer lab, according to a press release. It was designed by Wittenberg, Delony & Davidson Inc. of Fayetteville and the construction company for the project is G.A.G. Builders Inc. of Cabot.
Allied health students make up one-third of all the students at Northark. The new addition will be funded through a combination of Arkansas Higher Education savings bonds, state general revenue money, federal earmark and money from millage receipts, according to the release.
Northark will also be extending its reach into Berryville soon. The school has snagged space in a new 13,600-SF shopping center that is under construction.
Wisdom General Contractors, of Berryville, began construction of the center in April and expects to be finished by July, said owner Rex Wisdom.
Northark has secured about 3,000 SF of space in the center to use for classes.
“We’re going to offer adult education classes and college credit courses at that location,” said Jim Stockton, vice president for institutional advanvement for Northark. “It will house the GED program, but will also be offering college credit courses that will allow residents to get started on their associate degree or certificate.”
Classes should begin this fall, although no schedule has been released yet, Stockton said.