It was an exciting day for health students and facility at McLennan Community College .
Thanks to a 75-million dollar bond and generous donations, the university was able to remodel and build new facilities that they showed off to the public Wednesday.
The new, environment friendly "green", building is going to be the new home for future health care professionals studding at the university.
Students, faculty, and community member were apart of an exciting ribbon cutting and tour of the university's new medical complex.
Students like Hilary Clark were more than excited to demonstrate what could be done with their new equipment.
"It's very nice, we've really enjoyed it. The mannequins are very different from where we were previous to coming into the third semester and we're looking forward to using all of them," said MCC nursing student Hilary Clark.
New computer activated mannequins are used to give the students life-like scenarios of emergency situations.
The Health Professions Simulation building has video and audio recording programs that allow the students to be filmed, and evaluated by instructors, like Amanda Sansom.
"This is a great place for them to acquire the knowledge they need to care for patients in a safer manner also working on skills, medication admission, giving injections, IVs all of those things," said Sansom.
Along with the new 15,000 square foot building, the facility is part of two other building that were recently renovated to complete the project.
As the medical programs continue to grow, this new facility will not only benefit these students, but also those who follow in their footsteps.
"Just with the new technology being brought in think its really helpful for us and more students that are on their way in to the nursing program," said Clark.
The funding was from the 2006 bond election and the equipment and technology in the buildings were paid for by grants and donations.