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North Lake College Breaks Ground on Construction of Sciences Building


Irving, Texas. June 28, 2019

On Thursday, June 13, North Lake College (NLC) celebrated its new Construction Sciences Building with a groundbreaking ceremony at the NLC North Campus in Coppell, TX.

Community partners and members in attendance for the ceremony included Dr. Christa Slejko, President of North Lake College, Arthur James, Executive Dean of the North and South Campuses of North Lake College, Dr. Joe May, Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Diana Flores, DCCCD Board of Trustees, Karen Hunt, Major of Coppell, Rick Stopfer, Mayor of Irving, Beth Bowman, President and CEO of Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Varnell, Chairman of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, Ed Jenkins, Principal and Texas Regional Director of CSRS, Toby Newham, Associate Principal and Project Designer of Beck Architecture, Jane Hanna, President and Executive Director of the Construction Education Foundation (CEF), Chris Peck, J.E. Dunn Construction and Chairman of the Board of the CEF Executive Committee, and Rusty Vaughn, Business Development Texas AirSystems and Chair Project Capital Campaign.

The 98,000-square foot building will include 30 classrooms and interactive high-tech labs for instructional areas including sheet metal fabrication, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, welding and pipefitting. Additional shared labs include soils, fire protection, sprinkler fitting, backflow prevention, medical gases, and safety.

NLC is the only college of DCCCD to offer programs in Construction Technologies. Available degrees and certificates include Construction Management Associate in Applied Sciences degree, Commercial Construction Assistant Superintendent certificate, and Residential Construction Foreman certificate.

The Construction Sciences Building is expected to open for class Spring 2021. To learn more about NLC’s construction programs, visit

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