KCC to host information session for new health programs May 22

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Kellogg Community College this month is hosting an information session for prospective students interested in studying in one of three new Allied Health programs.

The free information session will cover all the details prospective students need to know about KCC’s new Medical Assistant, Neurodiagnostic Technologist (EEG) and Surgical Technology programs. It will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the Kellogg Room on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.

The first hour of the session will consist of 20-minute overviews of each respective program:

  • KCC’s Medical Assistant Program Faculty Coordinator Lori Haley will speak about KCC’s Medical Assistant Certificate Program. The program totals 32 credit hours and prepares students for eligibility to take the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) exam required to become a certified Medical Assistant. For more information, visit www.kellogg.edu/medicalassistant.
  • MiRIS (Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science) Consortium EEG Program Director Kimberly Patterson will speak about KCC’s Neurodiagnostic Technology (EEG) Program. The program totals 61 credit hours and results in an Associate in Applied Science in Neurodiagnostic. The program prepares students for eligibility to take the American Board of Registration in Electroencephalographic (ABRET) exam required to become a certified neurodiagnostic technologist. For more information, visit www.kellogg.edu/neurodiagnostictechnologist.
  • Lansing Community College Surgical Technology Professor Dr. Joseph Long will speak about KCC’s articulation agreement with LCC to provide students local to KCC a seamless transfer into LCC’s long-standing, accredited Surgical Technology Program. The two-year Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology Program prepares students for eligibility to take the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) exam required to become a certified surgical technologist. For more information, visit www.kellogg.edu/surgicaltechnology.

Following the individual presentations, information session participants will have the opportunity to meet for 30 minutes in small groups with each presenter to have specific questions answered about each respective program.

KCC first began accepting students into the new programs last fall, adding to the College’s other Allied Health Program offerings including Computed Tomography (CT), Dental Hygiene, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and Radiography. KCC also offers several Emergency Medical Services and Nursing program options outside of the Allied Health Department.

For more information, contact KCC Allied Health Director Chris Vandenberg at 269-660-2303 or at vandenbergc@kellogg.edu or visit www.kellogg.edu/health.

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