North Central Site Search:


A Healthy Investment

North Central Michigan College Capital Campaign

North Central Michigan College is embarking on a $10.4 million project to build a new Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus and renovate existing science classroom space. Construction will begin in spring 2011.

Right away, this project will create many new construction jobs for the community.  When completed in 2012, the facilities will expand North Central’s capacity to train local residents for jobs in health care and provide modern facilities to teach the basic science courses that lead to all sorts of career opportunities nationwide.

Equally important, no new taxes are needed. Half of the funding will come from revenue bonds paid for with revenues from North Central’s technology and energy conservation fees.  The remainder will come from donations – and much of that has already been donated or pledged.  The fundraising campaign is appropriately titled A Healthy Investment.

  • New 23,300 square-foot building to house biology, chemistry, Earth science and physics laboratories, classrooms and office space for faculty and staff;
  • Renovation of the current science laboratories to create 17,150 square feet of instructional space for nursing labs and general-purpose classrooms.   
  $10.4 MILLION


  • $5.2 million in bonds to be financed through existing revenues. 
  • No change in the Emmet County millage rates needed or sought.   
  • Private donations
  • Fundraising campaign, “A Healthy Investment,” already begun.
  • Donations and pledges received for three quarters of the needed amount.
  • Construction to start in the spring of 2011
  • 18-month construction time.
  • New construction jobs for Emmet County. 
  • Center will help prepare students for careers in the sciences.
  • Center will help train health care workers who can move to available jobs in our community. 
  • Center will offer the potential for new health career-related programs:Medical lab technician, radiation technician, LPN, BSN completion (in partnership with four-year institutions), ultrasound, physical therapy assistant, veterinary technician, phlebotomy, and surgery technician.   
  • Possible expansion of other programs:  emergency medical technician, medical office assistant, and certified nursing assistant.


To make a gift, contact:
Sean Pollion – Executive Director, NCMC Foundation
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770