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Central College

812 University
Pella, IA 50219

General Phone: 641-628-9000
Financial Aid Phone: 641-628-5268
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General

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The Free Press - Mankato Free Press

At one table, an instructor holds up a model of a heart that comes completely apart — valves, tubes, arteries and all — and quizzes students on blood flow.At another, students examine a pull-apart model of a human brain.And at still another, Kim Smith studies life-size models of arms, one with muscle tendons and ligaments, and one that is literally a bare-bones version. On the table in front of her is an anatomy textbook open to a page with anatomy illustrations.The contrast in teaching tools — book vs. model — is striking.“The only thing better would be a cadaver,” Smith said.Welcome to one of South Central College’s new biology labs. It is state of the art, and gives both nursing and general education students lab space competitive with any other school in the region.For now, the majority of students who take classes in the labs are nursing students, but college officials expect that as the college’s general education enrollment grows, so will the number of students who take classes that use labs.Anatomy and physiology classes use the labs now, but come next semester, another lab will be added for chemistry. Biology will use the labs as well.Everything inside is new, - more available