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February 18, 2013

HACC Foundation Allocations Committee Approves Almost $300,000 of Funding for Projects

HARRISBURG — The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to raise private contributions in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has approved more than $290,000 in funding for various projects. This funding is made possible through generous contributions from individual and organizational donors.

The funding from the HACC Foundation will be used to:

  • Purchase a portable SimMan interactive patient simulation machine for the nursing, paramedic training and respiratory therapy programs
  • Upgrade the cardiac management training equipment to include an electrocardiogram (EKG) monitor/defibrillator to enable HACC to expose students to current state-of-the-art technology before entering the workforce
  • Purchase a minimally-invasive surgery tower, equipment and instrumentation for the surgical technology program, making HACC’s program the only one in the area to offer training on this equipment
  • Purchase two transport ventilators for the paramedic training and respiratory therapy programs
  • Purchase a nebulizer system so that HACC students will be trained on equipment used in hospitals, thus giving them an advantage in the workforce
  • Upgrade the medical lab technician program’s equipment so that the amount of equipment available is adequate for the increased number of students in this program
  • Purchase new equipment for the medical assisting program, including an EKG machine, to better train the students in this program
  • Upgrade the sink in the allied health lab for the nurse aid training program to include an eye wash station
  • Purchase and implement a new online scholarship management system that would replace the current cumbersome paper application process for students. This would enable students to fill out only one application that would then match them to the criteria for all scholarships to which Conduct non-destructive testing of underground facilities for HACC’s heating and plumbing classes, essential to developing the College’s Plumbing III course  


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