Lakeland Community College in Kirtland is hosting several free events this spring to introduce prospective students to careers in health care. The college is offering 11 events through April to showcase various cutting-edge and high-growth programs. The highlight of the season will be the Health Programs Open House, which takes place on April 4 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
During the open house, attendees can tour Lakeland’s Health Technologies (H) Building and learn from professionals about careers in direct patient care and behind-the-scenes administrative or laboratory work. They will also have the opportunity to see state-of-the-art equipment used in health program classrooms, such as breathing manikins, a mock operating room, hospital beds, and a life-size ambulance simulator.
In addition to the open house, Lakeland is also offering individual sessions for programs such as health information management/medical coding, histotechnology, medical assisting, occupational therapy assisting, and surgical technology. These sessions provide an opportunity for prospective students to speak directly with faculty to identify their field of interest.
Regina Prosser, the dean for health technologies at Lakeland, emphasized the outstanding job placement rates for degree and certificate earners in the college’s health programs. There are a total of 21 health programs offered at the college, and some programs place students into the workforce in as little as eight weeks.
For more information about the events and programs, visit lakelandcc.edu/health.