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STCC Invites Public to Health Careers Exploration Night on Nov. 16

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will host Allied Health Careers Exploration Night on Wednesday, Nov. 16, an opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a healthcare professional to learn more about STCC’s programs and see demonstrations with state-of-the-art training equipment.

Open to all students and the public, the free event will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. While no registration is required, visitors are asked to check in with organizers in the first-floor lobby of Building 20, on the Pearl Street side of the campus.

“We encourage anyone interested in learning more about our programs and health careers to attend,” said Christopher Scott, dean of the School of Health and Patient Simulation. “We’re opening our doors to high-school students, STCC students who are in general studies or other majors, people thinking of changing careers — really anyone who wants to explore our programs and learn about career opportunities in the health field.”

The night will feature tours of STCC’s SIMS Medical Center, a nationally recognized patient-simulation facility, and tours of departments. Visitors can meet faculty and current students and observe demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Prospective students can ask questions and experience hands-on opportunities that will allow them immersive experiences in each of the healthcare professions offered at STCC. “This is a terrific opportunity to see if the health care field is a good fit,” Scott said.

STCC offers more than a dozen programs to get started on the path to a health career, including Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Science, Health Information Technology, Health Science, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding & Billing Specialist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care, Radiologic Technology, Sterile Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology.