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Harned Center Fact Sheet

rendering of harned center for health careers
Rendering by Clint Steele


  • 69,700 Sq. Ft.


  • Approximately $39 million

Total Construction Time

  • Approximately 2 years


  • To provide state of the art housing and equipment for TCC’s Health Careers Programs, including Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Care, Health Information Technology, Human Services, Nursing, Radiologic Services, and Respiratory Therapy.


  • Geothermal heat is provided by a system of 150 wells, supplemented by electrical heat as needed. (See Geothermal Fact Sheet).

Location and orientation

  • Located at the southwest end of campus, between the Student Center and the Transue Center for Science and Engineering 
  • Two main entrances: one entrance faces Mildred street, one entrance faces the Campus Commons
  • Designed to function as a portal between the community and the college
  • Construction of the Harned Center will largely complete the campus central quad.


The center is named after H.C. “Joe” Harned, a college benefactor who recently contributed the single largest donation in TCC’s history. Its full name is the H.C. Joe Harned Center for Health Careers.

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