Lakeland Community College in Kirtland is set to host a series of free events this spring to introduce prospective students to the exciting world of health care. With 11 events taking place through April, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about various cutting-edge and high-growth programs.
The highlight of the season is undoubtedly the Health Programs Open House, which takes place on April 4 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Prospective students can visit Lakeland’s Health Technologies (H) Building and speak with professionals about careers in direct patient care and behind-the-scenes administrative or laboratory work.
Lakeland’s campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive in Kirtland will play host to these events. While registration is recommended, walk-ins are also welcome. In addition to the open house, Lakeland offers individual sessions for programs such as health information management/medical coding, histotechnology, medical assisting, occupational therapy assisting, and surgical technology.
The classrooms at Lakeland are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as breathing manikins, a mock operating room, hospital beds, and a life-size ambulance simulator. Regina Prosser, dean for health technologies at Lakeland, emphasized the outstanding job placement rates for degree and certificate earners in the college’s health programs. With a total of 21 health programs offered at the college, these events provide an excellent opportunity for prospective students to speak directly with faculty and identify their field of interest. As demand for health care workers continues 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