County College of Morris to develop new 70K sq. ft. state-of-the-art Center for Health Professions

County College of Morris in Randolph recently held a news conference to announce the development of a new 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Center for Health Professions.

The event was held Tuesday in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center at CCM.

As a pioneering institution, CCM plans to provide students with classrooms and labs designed with a fully integrated learning environment resembling today’s leading medical centers.

Renowned for its commitment to shaping the future of education and producing a highly educated workforce, through its “Healthy Communities Start Here” campaign, the college plans to expand its health care programs to include dental hygiene, dental assisting, surgical technology, diagnostic medical sonography and medical assisting, with wants to grow current programs in nursing, radiography, respiratory therapy, paramedic science and drug counseling.

CCM said that adding the Center for Health Professions to its campus will support the health care industry in Morris County and the surrounding region.

“We are proud to take this important step towards furthering educational excellence and partnerships with the community,” Anthony Iacono, president of CCM, said. “The new cutting-edge health care facility will serve as a hub for innovation, where students can gain a world-class education that empowers them to excel in their chosen medical careers. We get things done in New Jersey and in Morris County, and we do even greater things with partnerships to create the best teaching and learning environments.”

Ultimately, the Center for Health Professions will enable CCM to continue helping fulfill the national shortage of health care workers.

“As current and additional health care careers emerge in our rapidly changing environment,” Iacono said, “CCM works hard to ensure faculty and students have a superior teaching and learning environment that results in high-quality education, leading to exceptional careers in health care. Today’s students are tomorrow’s health care heroes. The college embraces the opportunity to supply health care professionals to the industry and the community it serves. Healthy communities do start here at CCM.”