Construction is moving rapidly for the David Belk Cannon Health Education Institute at Gaston College.

Construction began in February 2008 on the two-story 83,000 square foot health building located on the Dallas campus. The building will include 12 classrooms, laboratories, shower and locker facilities, exercise areas, conference rooms, an auditorium and office space. The health programs currently offered at the college will relocate to the new space. Programs and courses to be offered at the facility include Associate in Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Dietetic Technician, Health Promotion and Wellness, LPN to RN Program, Medical Assistant and Therapeutic Message.

The building will cost approximately $13 million and is funded in part by a $1million grant received from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, a combined gift from the David Belk Cannon and Belk Foundations of $1 million, a contribution of $1 million from the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges and another $12 million earmarked from a 24.9 million bond referendum passed by Gaston County taxpayers in November of 2006 for the construction of the health institute.

The Centralina Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is overseeing the administration of grant funds from the EDA

Construction is scheduled to be completed in July 2009.

To view the construction progression for the David Belk Cannon Health Education Institute at Gaston College follow the links below.

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