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In Kirtland, Lakeland Community College is hosting a series of free events to introduce prospective students to the world of health care. This spring, the school is showcasing 11 events that highlight cutting-edge and high-growth programs. The pièce de résistance of the season will be the Health Programs Open House on April 4 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to tour Lakeland’s Health Technologies (H) Building and learn about careers in direct patient care, behind-the-scenes administrative work or laboratory testing.

The open house will take place on Lakeland’s campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive in Kirtland. While registration is recommended, walk-ins are also welcome. In addition to the open house, Lakeland is offering individual sessions for programs such as health information management/medical coding, histotechnology, medical assisting, occupational therapy assisting, and surgical technology.

Health program classrooms at Lakeland are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including breathing manikins, a mock operating room, hospital beds and a life-size ambulance simulator. Regina Prosser, Dean for health technologies at Lakeland emphasized that degree and certificate earners in the college’s health programs have outstanding job placement rates.

There are a total of 21 health programs offered at the college and these events provide an opportunity for prospective students to speak directly with faculty members to identify their field of interest. With demand for healthcare workers continuing to rise, Lakeland offers accessible training for high-demand careers with some programs placing students into the workforce in as little as eight weeks. For more information about these events and programs visit lakelandcc.edu/health

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