Trident Technical College recently unveiled its new $30-million Nursing and Science Building to the community, reports The Post and Courier.
Trident President Mary Thornley said the 90,000-square-foot building “is an economic development project.”
The project was paid for with a combination of local money from Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Thornley first lobbied for the county governments to invest in the project in 2009.
That vision includes a 300-seat auditorium, a rooftop astronomy deck, and nursing simulation labs that allow students to practice bedside skills on sophisticated patient “dummies” that can breathe and have heartbeats.
The three-story, energy-efficient facility was designed by LS3P Associates and constructed by China Construction America of South Carolina Inc.