TOWN OF ONONDAGA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Onondaga Community College will renovate its health classrooms and build a hospital training center with a $2 million allocation in the most recent federal budget.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited the campus Thursday to make the announcement.

Schumer touts $12 million recently passed that will go to enhance the medical infrastructure of Central New York, through hospital programs and workforce development.

OCC’s current classrooms will be renovated to offer a more hands-on experience for students, expected to increase enrollment in related programs from 500 to 800 students.

A series of other projects will be funded by the federal government, according to Schumer’s office:

  • $1,100,000 for a Suicide Prevention Center at SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • $1,010,000 for emergency service triage at Crouse Health
  • $900,000 for Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Treatment Center at SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • $2 million for Auburn Community Hospital Cancer Center
  • $1 million for Oneida Health Systems – Behavioral Health Renovations
  • $2 million for Valley Health Services – Skilled Nursing and Neurobehavioral Care Facility
  • $2,995,000 for a new Cortland County Mental Health Facility