North Idaho College looking to expand

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by TAYLOR VIYDO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 1:00 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- North Idaho College is looking into several new expansion projects in addition to recent growth at the school.

In the last week, the junior college opened a new science lab at their Sandpoint Center. In Coeur d’Alene, the school is in the middle of opening a brand new Aerospace Program that 40 students have already enrolled in.

The school’s Board of Trustees is considering building an events center on the Old Atlas Mill property along the Spokane River. They are also considering a enw building for the school’s Technical Education Program.

“We need to expand a number of our programs in terms of size and capacity. For example, our welding lab was constructed for a size of 12 students. Well, we have over 100 students waiting to get into that program,” said NIC Marketing Vice President, Mark Browning.

Enrollment is down at the college but Browning said that is true for most community colleges and could be linked to the economy starting to improve.  

 

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