A Look Ahead
A Healthy Future:
Health Sciences Program Expansion
The Community Need
The Lowcountry needs more skilled healthcare workers than ever before. In fact, the region’s fastest growing occupations are in healthcare. In order to serve a growing population – one of the fastest growing in the nation – area hospitals are expanding services and enlarging facilities. In addition, the region can expect to see a 34% increase in senior housing.
- Third highest employment industry in the region following resort and tourism (#1) and retail trade (#2).
- Industry with the region’s highest labor market projection with a workforce demand of almost 2,000 new healthcare jobs by 2022.
- Priority occupations include registered nurses, patient care technicians, and medical assistants.
The TCL Solution
TCL will create 10,000 square feet of new academic space by renovating Moor Hall on the Beaufort Campus and relocating administrative offices. New classroom space allows current health science programs to expand and makes room for new offerings such as pharmacy technology.