SC4 to hold free health sciences information sessions throughout the summer

Throughout the summer months, St. Clair County Community College will hold free information sessions on main campus for a number of its in-demand health sciences programs.

Attending an info session is the first step for anyone interested in earning a health sciences degree from SC4. For those interested in nursing programs, attending a session is mandatory.

Schedule:

Medical Assisting

  • 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 8
  • 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 17
  • 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1

All medical assisting info sessions take place in the Applied Technology Center, Room 119.

The medical assisting program is a 12-month certificate program that prepares students to perform various clinical and administrative duties in a variety of health care settings. Graduates gain the knowledge and skills necessary for further health sciences education and are eligible to take the national credentialing exam.

For more information about info sessions and additional program details, visit sc4.edu/medical-assisting.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • 10 a.m. Monday, June 10 – Welcome Center, Room 210

The MRI program, offered through a partnership with other Michigan community colleges in the Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science (MiRIS) Consortium, provides a thorough foundation in procedures, pathophysiology, and physics to prepare students for in-demand careers as MRI technologists in hospitals, physician offices and imaging centers.

For more information about info sessions and additional program details, visit sc4.edu/mri.

Health Information Technology

  • 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 – North Building, Room 108
  • Evening appointments are available by contacting Program Director Karen Wilson at klwilson@sc4.edu.

The health information technology program prepares students for a variety of careers in the health care field. Students learn the process of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information, which is vital to providing quality patient care, supporting medical education and research, and more. Graduates are eligible to take the nationally recognized Registered Health Information Technician Exam.

For more information about info sessions and additional program details, visit sc4.edu/hit.

Radiologic Technology

  • 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1

All radiologic technology info sessions take place in the Welcome Center, Room 206.

The radiologic technology program prepares students to become radiologic technologists by combining imaging technology with patient care skills to create quality radiography images. It has a five-year, 100 percent first-time passage rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Exam, a national registry exam that grants certification in radiologic technology.

For more information about info sessions and additional program details, visit sc4.edu/radtech.

Nursing programs

Practical Nursing

  • 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13 – Main Building, Room 303
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Main Building, Room 312

The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to take the state exam to become a licensed practical nurse. This program prepares students to work within the interdisciplinary team under the direct supervision of an RN in a variety of settings such as long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, doctor’s offices and home health care.

Nursing Transition Program

  • 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 13 – Main Building, Room 303
  • 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Main Building, Room 312

The ADN transition program is designed for licensed health care professionals who want to become registered nurses. The program is an accelerated course of study designed to expand upon previous education and experience.

Associate Degree Nursing

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Main Building, Room 312

The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares students for work with an interdisciplinary team in health care with multiple areas of entry such as surgery, mental health, obstetrical nursing and other adult and child areas of care. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination to become a registered nurse.

For detailed information on all of SC4’s nursing programs, visit sc4.edu/nursing.

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