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DESIGN

Class to Career

STORY

Students seek career opportunities in the high demand healthcare field When children of the post World War 2 era were asked what they wanted to do for a career, the stereotypes of their generation: lawyer, astronaut, engineer, soldier, and President, permeated the answers. Now these children are beginning to grow older and the booming employment is the field of health Students today are looking at careers

based more on pay and availability and less based on the media driven roles of the past. Hutchinson Community College offers one of the area’s strongest and varied Allied Health programs for the healthcare industry. HCC boasts a higher than national average graduation rate for its nursing programs. Designed for career placement

Gabriel Holden, respiratory therapy student, shows the class how much oxygen is exhaled as gas. Students learned to use the equipment during lab classes on campus. Allie Schweizer

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by the Allied Health systems, employers recognize the quality of graduates and are ready to bring them aboard into these extremely competitive fields David Chastain, Allied Health academic adviser said, “I take students through career counseling many times to make sure it is the right fit for them. The hands-on approach used by the advisement staff at HCC ensures that the students are well versed in the demands of the job while preparing them for success in the field. The college offers six different noncertificate programs in the health field: healthcare coding specialist, information technology in healthcare (HITECH), implementation and support specialist, practical nursing, pharmacy technician, and surgical technology. In addition to the non-certificat programs, HCC offers eight degree programs ranging from sports medicine to nursing. With much of the curriculum designed by Allied Health, students are prepared for realworld health situations while maintaining the college learning guidelines. Colin Tighe, Littleton, Colo., chose HCC based on how close to home the campus was and the reputation of the program. Karen Reade, Human Resources director

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