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SWGTC opens new Health Science Building

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Southwest Georgia Technical College has a new facility to train more south Georgians to work in health care fields.

School leaders unveiled the new 52,000 square foot Health Science building on the Thomasville campus. It will serve students pursuing associate of science degrees in nursing and practical nursing.

It will also be home to two new programs, veterinary technology and land, forest, wildlife management. "The facility will be ran as a fully functional veterinary hospital. We'll have surgery equipment, diagnostic equipment, state of the art X-ray machines," said Vet Tech Instructor Dr. Bo Curles.

The building is also home to a virtual hospital. Nursing students will learn in a real life hospital environment using animatronic mannequins.

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