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posted: 3/30/2012 5:53 PM

Oakton breaks ground on science wing Thursday

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Oakton Community College begins construction Thursday on a $39 million Science and Health Careers Center at its Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Parking Lot D. Construction of the 93,000-square-foot building is scheduled for completion in 2014. The center will house the college's anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, earth science, medical laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and physical therapy assistant programs. The state-of-the-art facility will feature labs, flexible, light-filled classrooms, enhanced technology, abundant lab preparation and storage space, and "green" features. The project kicks off Oakton's five-year $68.5 million facilities master plan. For details, visit

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