Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) has broken ground on a STEM Education Center at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's Saratoga Technology and Energy Park in Malta.
Once completed, the two-story, 14,500 square foot building will include labs for anatomy, biology, chemistry, microbiology, and physiology, as well as classrooms, student support space, and offices to serve about 1,100 students, the college says in a news release.
The center is one part of the college's $12.5 million HVCC North expansion project, which includes state funding of about $8.5 million.
The new facility will enable the college to increase access to education and workforce training.
HVCC North will create the space and resources needed for more than 30 degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit, short-term workforce and professional education offerings.
Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2023.