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Mesa College Opens Region's Newest Medical Training Facility

Mesa College is celebrating the opening of a brand new building dedicated to training students in six different healthcare fields. All of the disciplines are in high demand.

The new three-story Allied Health Building at Mesa houses degree and certificate programs. Students can get training in such areas as dental assisting and radiologic technology.

Mesa College President Rita Cepeda said the programs are developing not only a qualified workforce, but also a diverse one.


"I just see that we're responding not just to the needs in the area, but the profile of the worker that needs to be ready to serve what's becoming an increasingly diverse population in our region," Cepeda said.

Employment opportunities haven't lagged in the healthcare industry despite the recession. Cepeda said the positions Mesa is training students for are expected to be in high demand through the next decade.