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SCC Hosts Health Career Camp


Allied Health Camp(June 30, 2014) Stanly Community College (SCC) recently hosted an Allied Health career camp for College and Career Readiness students. This is the eighth annual camp held at the College and funded in partnership with Charlotte’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC). AHEC develops initiatives to educate pre-college students about health careers. Some students have continued their education by enrolling in curriculum programs as a result of this camp.

Students spent a week visiting programs that the College offers, gaining hands-on experience with some of the equipment used in the career fields, and meeting with program instructors for question-and-answer sessions to learn more about their particular areas. Presentations on the Albemarle campus included Biomedical Equipment Technology, Nurse Aide/Phlebotomy, and Criminal Justice. The crime lab course (Criminalistics) teaches forensic science skills needed to identify and analyze physical evidence (i.e. fingerprints, blood stains) in solving crimes.

The campers also visited the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust. They observed and participated in demonstrations involving Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Radiography, and EMT programs. In addition to tours of the College, students were given tours of West Stanly Imaging Center in Locust and Stanly Manor in Albemarle.

Career opportunities in this field vary greatly and will increase due to the growing demand to meet current and future healthcare needs in America. By providing these camp participants with practical, hands-on information, the College and Career Readiness department at Stanly Community College and AHEC have helped students become more informed about health and public service occupations. This will help them on their way of making the dream of a healthcare career a reality.

For more information about the College and Career Readiness programs at Stanly Community College please call 704-991-0362 or visit http://www.stanly.edu/future-students/adult-basic-skills.html.

Breath Sounds

Skyler Nance (center) listens to breath sounds on “Hal”, a computerized lung simulator, in the respiratory therapy lab.

Fingerprints

Campers at SCC learn how to identify and analyze physical evidence (fingerprints) in order to solve crimes.

Delivery Simulation

Allied Health campers view nursing demonstrations in the labor and delivery simulation lab at the Crutchfield Education Center.