SC4 releases schedule for upcoming health sciences program info sessions

Throughout the coming 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:

Group informational meeting

  • Meet with representatives from SC4’s medical assisting, paramedic/EMT, respiratory therapy and health information technology programs
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 – Health Sciences Building, Room 106

Health Information Technology

  • 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 – Health Sciences Building, Room 106
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 – College Center, Room 100A

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.

Medical Assisting

  • 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 – Applied Technology Center, Room 119
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 – Health Sciences Building, Room 138
  • 6 to 7 p.m.  Monday, Oct. 14 – Health Sciences Building, Room 138
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 – Health Sciences Building, Room 138

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.

Radiologic Technology

  • 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 – Welcome Center, Room 206
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 – Welcome Center, Room 206
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 – 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.

Respiratory Therapy

  • 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 – Health Sciences Building, Room 105
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 – Health Sciences Building, Room 105
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 – Health Sciences Building, Room 105

The respiratory therapy program prepares students to become respiratory therapists through the assessment and treatment of patients with acute and chronic lung and cardiovascular disorders and diseases. Respiratory therapists have demanding responsibilities related to patient care and are a vital component of the health care team. Students graduating from the program will obtain an Associate in Applied Arts and Science degree, and become eligible to take the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) credentialing examination.

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

Nursing programs

Practical Nursing

  • 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Main Building, Room 312
  • 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 – Health Sciences Building, Room 203

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

  • 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Main Building, Room 312
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Health Sciences Building, Room 106
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 – Health Sciences Building, Room 203

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
  • 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Health Sciences Building, Room 106
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 – Health Sciences Building, Room 203

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.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Health Sciences Building, Room 136.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, procedures play an important role in diagnosing diseases and injuries. An MRI uses magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of the inside of the human body. MRI technologies are mostly employed by hospitals but increasingly, jobs are becoming available in physician offices and imaging centers.

The MRI program is offered through a partnership with other Michigan Community Colleges in the Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science (MiRIS) Consortium. It prepares students to meet the established objectives and eligibility requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and to complete the MRI certification exam.

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

Paramedic

  • Information session to be hosted in November 2019. More information to follow.

This 12-month certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs to prepare students for exciting careers saving lives on ambulances, fire department advanced life support units or in hospital emergency rooms. Graduates are eligible to take the national registry paramedic exam and apply for the Michigan Paramedic License.

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

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