West Coast University, a California-based vocational college, plans to open its Richardson campus on August 23.
Through the project, West Coast University plans to move its approximately 60,000 square foot campus near Dallas Love Field to a three story site at 2323 N. Central Expressway in Richardson. The long-vacant Richardson office building has been owned by property developer KDC since 2011.
The college offers on-campus and online programs for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Fields of study include nursing, dental hygiene, health administration, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and pharmacy, according to the school’s website.
The site will include a state-of-the-art simulation center for nursing students that teaches patient care situations ranging from routine treatment to emergencies, according to the college.
Gensler, an architectural and design firm, is designing the new campus. The improvements are valued at more than $ 6.5 million, the Dallas Morning News previously reported.
The Richardson site will have approximately 140,000 square feet of student learning space, which will include larger classrooms and common areas for gatherings.
West Coast University has been in Dallas since 2012. It also has three facilities in Southern California, a location in Miami, and a campus in Ontario, Canada.
Editor-in-chief Steve Brown contributed to this report.