UPDATE: LLCC’s Health Care Expo on April 7 has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.
SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College’s many health care career programs will be showcased at the Health Care Expo Tuesday, April 7 from 6-8 p.m. during National Public Health Week. Prospective students are invited to learn about the wide variety of LLCC’s health care degree, certificate and short-term program opportunities.
The free event begins in the Trutter Center on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. Registration is available at www.llcc.edu/healthcare-expo or by calling 217-786-2577.
“Health care continues to be a booming industry, with jobs always available,” said Cynthia Maskey, R.N., Ph.D., dean of health professions at LLCC. “Whether a student is straight out of high school or an adult seeking a new career, health care can be a very rewarding profession. There are many health care occupation choices to match a multitude of individual interests and lifestyles.”
The event will include presentations, displays and opportunities to speak to health care program directors and obtain information on applying for admission and financial aid.
“Many students first think of nursing when they consider a health care career,” said Dr. Maskey. “LLCC’s Health Care Center of Excellence offers nursing programs at three levels: registered nurse (RN); licensed practical nurse (LPN) and certified nursing assistant (CNA). In addition, we offer programs in occupational therapy assistant, radiography, surgical technology, central sterile service technician, respiratory care, neurodiagnostic technology, emergency medical services (EMR, EMT, A-EMT and paramedic), medical coding, and exercise and sports science.”
Also on display at the expo will be short-term, health related programs including dental assistant, medical assistant, CNA to medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, veterinary assistant, pharmacy technician, massage therapy and personal trainer.
“This expo is an outstanding opportunity for individuals interested in launching a health care career to explore all of LLCC’s excellent health care programs offered at an affordable price,” said Maskey.