New Mexico Junior College


Allied Health

Allied HealthGrand Opening - NMJC Allied Health

Thursday April 18  -  3pm

Ribbon Cutting and Tours 

New Mexico Junior College will formally dedicate its new Allied Health Building  Thursday April 18 at 3:00 p.m.  The building is a state-of-the-art, technologically-advanced teaching facility, providing nursing students with the most up-to-date simulations and technology, to better train them as they enter the health-care profession.

The event is open to the public. Ribbon cutting will be at 3pm, followed by tours. 

For those who cannot attend the 3pm dedication, tours are available from 1:00pm through 4:00pm.

General Facts and Distinct Design:

·         Square feet: 24,600

·         Terrazzo flooring in the lobby and hallways for longevity

·         LED lighting

·         Almost 3,000 square feet of skills lab, with 20 beds for student teaching, practice and testing. Each bed is equipped with bedside charting and functional headwall

·         2,000 square feet for 4 simulation labs, control rooms and more, providing students with realistic situations like heart attacks, seizures, pregnancy emergencies,
           and more.

·         Manikins at all levels that provide real-life scenarios with communication between the manikin and student

·         Video and audio recording capabilities for student training and evaluations

·         Computerized pharmaceutical dispensing equipment

·         Three classrooms of almost 2,000 sq. ft. each to accommodate up to 64 NMJC students

·         Large classroom of 2,000 sq. ft. dedicated to the Certified Nursing Assistant program taught to high school students through the ACT Academy

·         Open student lounge promotes collaboration and interaction

·         The building is LEED Silver certified through the US Green Building Council

·         First NMJC building to have secure outside access doors

·         The building is tied to the Central Plant for Heating and Cooling for energy efficiency

·         The exterior is designed with a terracotta panel, brick veneer, metal wall panel system, and aluminum curtain wall

·         Construction Cost: $10,500,000

·         Funding sources: General Obligation Bonds ($4,000,000), Institutional Mill Levy Funds ($5,795,000), and Severance Tax Bonds ($705,000)

·         Nor-Lea Hospital District donated $300,000 for simulation lab equipment


Architect                                           Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Construction                                    HB Construction

Civil Engineering                             Pettigrew & Associates PA

Mechanical Engineering                Bridgers & Paxton

Design Advisory Team                   Dr. Kelvin Sharp, President
                                                           Dr. Dennis Atherton       
                                                           Dr. Charley Carroll
                                                           Dr. Stephanie Ferguson
                                                           Dan Hardin
                                                           Misty Stine