North Central College in the News

North Central College’s Dr. Myron Wentz Center for Health Sciences and Engineering made headlines

Oct 13, 2021

The new, state-of-the-art facility captured the attention of media outlets across Naperville and Chicago

North Central College dedicated its new Dr. Myron Wentz Center for Health Sciences and Engineering Thursday, Oct. 7. Simulated hospital and medical rooms, virtual cadavers and high-tech engineering equipment are among the new features in the facility.

Three of the building’s four floors focus on the health care occupations, allowing North Central to introduce or expand its occupational therapy, physician assistant and physical therapy programs. Anatomage tables in the skills lab, for example, look like large touchscreen tablets and create virtual cadavers that allow users to examine bodies in greater detail and do virtual dissections.

The first floor of the new building is for North Central’s engineering program, which started in 2017. The 6,000 square feet includes a large manufacturing processes lab. The lab includes high-precision lasers for cutting metals and non-metals, a 3D printer, two computerized numerical control (CNC) milling machines, a CNC lathe and a 3-ton bridge crane.

These features and more were highlights of several media placements: