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Growing IntelliTec Medical Institute moving to former mall

By: ANDREW WINEKE
October 17, 2011
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photo - IntelliTec Medical Institute campus director Todd Matthews Sr. stands in the school's new facility inside Tiffany Square. Photo by Andrew Wineke
IntelliTec Medical Institute campus director Todd Matthews Sr. stands in the school's new facility inside Tiffany Square. Photo by Andrew Wineke 

When the drywall dust settles in a few more weeks at Tiffany Square, IntelliTec Medical Institute will move into 40,000 square feet in the lower level of the one-time shopping mall, giving it room to grow.

“We wanted something we could grow into and keep growing,” said IMI campus director Todd Matthews Sr.

The new space, at 6805 Corporate Drive on the north side of Colorado Springs, will house 31 classrooms and specialized facilities such as a massage clinic, a dental suite and a personal fitness studio. Having everything on one floor and in custom-built facilities will make it easier on IMI’s students, Matthews said.

“The biggest thing that we like about it is you get 40,000 square feet on one floor,” he said. “It allowed us to develop unique spaces for each program. It should flow very nicely.”

Construction began in mid-August to gut and renovate the space, which was formerly occupied by Fluke Networks and classes and operations will move in stages beginning in November from IMI’s current location at 2345 N. Academy Blvd.

IMI has been looking for a new space for nearly two years, Matthews said. At first, he wasn’t sure about the Tiffany Square space, since the former mall’s angled corridors made it difficult to divide the space into neat, square classrooms, but Matthews said he came around.

“We were concerned about the space,” he said. “You build a school, you want a rectangle (to work with). It really came together very well for us.”

IntelliTec Medical Institute is a privately owned school that is not affiliated with IntelliTec Colleges.  The school has 400 students and could grow to as many as 1,000 given the new space, Matthews said. It currently offers programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical administrative assisting, personal fitness, medical laboratory technician and massage therapy.

Tiffany Square also has space for future expansion opportunities, Matthews said. The school is considering adding programs for nursing, dental hygienist training and occupational therapy and is adding a business administration programs with a health care emphasis.

“One of our goals is to roll out or launch two to three programs a year,” he said.

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