This new building project combined the former Gloucester County College associates degree with the Rowan four-year Bachelor of Science program. The new construction used Green and Sustainable Design Concepts and state-of-the-art technology to accommodate the Nursing Curriculum for the 21st Century program. It was funded by $2.857 million from the county and the state’s Higher Education Construction Bond funded $8.572 million. “This building is an investment in our future and in our student’s future,” County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said.
Within the new 41,672 SF building RCSJ students will now be able to continue their nursing education beyond what most community colleges can offer with students able to earn a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through Rowan University.
The project was publically advertised for bid in August of 2013 and a construction contract was awarded to Ogren Construction for $8,186,500. The project was on time and under budget.