College of Coastal Georgia Science
While transitioning from a two-year institution to a four-year baccalaureate degree-granting institution, the Georgia Board of Regents and the College of Coastal Georgia recognized the need to improve academic offerings and improve student life by modernizing its facilities. The College of Coastal Georgia is located in Brunswick, Georgia, between Savannah and Jacksonville.
As a foundation for its new mission, the college enlisted Carter to assist in the planning, design and construction of its new Health and Science building. Carter provided program management for a new 47,000 square-foot facility which includes both academic classrooms and laboratory space along with state-of-the-art nursing, clinical lab, patient care technology, radiology, and life sciences facilities.
The Allied Health curriculum at College of Coastal Georgia consists of Radiological and Clinical Lab Technology (CLT). CLT labs include dedicated rooms for data entry, sample collection, and a multi-headed microscope, as well as an attached lab prep room with equipment space and an autoclave. The radiological technology suite contains a computer lab, radiography training lab with phantom equipment, and an equipment and observation room with a live digital radiography machine for hands on instruction. The new facilities will allow for significant program growth. These programs are enhanced and supported by the nursing fundamentals and health assessment program as well as microbiology, anatomy-physiology, and chemistry labs. There are general classroom and seminar spaces, as well as a simulation lab with a high-fidelity mannequin, essential to current and future nursing instruction.