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Arizona Western College Breaks Ground On Science Lab at San Luis Learning Center

Arizona Western College officials celebrated the beginning of construction on a Science Lab at the San Luis Learning Center on Monday.

AWC officials said the 1,200 square-foot lab classroom will provide students with the opportunity to earn up to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Computer Informatics completely from San Luis starting in the Fall of 2022. Currently, students must travel to the Yuma Campus to fulfill science lab requirements for the program.

Officials said the new lab will also allow AWC to offer a Certified Nursing Assistant program in San Luis as the facility will include space for showers, storage and laundry.

The project is being funded through $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III STEM Instinct2 Federal Grant Program, as well as through additional institutional funding.

Susanna Zambrano, Associate Dean for South Yuma County Services, said that the project will also bring AWC one step closer to doubling the baccalaureate rate in Yuma and La Paz counties. 

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