- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - More students will be able to enroll in nursing and allied health programs at Bossier Parish Community College in 2017.

The Times reports (https://bit.ly/294SRgF) the community college is adding a new 80,000-square foot science, technology, engineering and mathematics education facility to its Bossier City campus. The building will accommodate more than 2,000 nursing and allied health students in fall 2017.

BPCC Chancellor Rick Bateman Jr. says a strong, vibrant, 21st-century economy requires a solid base of health care.

The four-story building will house BPCC’s Nursing and Allied Health programs, including those for physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy assistant, respiratory therapy, paramedic, surgical technology, pharmacy tech, phlebotomy and medical assistant.

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