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Health Occupations Open House October 5 at Nicolet College


Anyone interested in seeing firsthand the training available for careers in the health care field is invited to attend the Health Occupations Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Nicolet College.

The free event will take place in the Health Occupations labs and classrooms located on the second floor of the White Pine Center on the Rhinelander campus. Nicolet Health Occupations faculty will be on hand to provide tours of the facilities, with tours starting at 4 p.m. and another at 5 p.m.

Information will be provided on all of the different health care programs at the college, which include Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Services Management, Phlebotomy, Radiography, Human Services, Substance Use Disorder Counselor, and Nursing.

Some programs take only a few months to complete and result in a professional certificate and others require at least a two-year course of study to earn an associate’s degree. Along with the training required, staff will also talk about the common daily responsibilities in each of the career areas.

"We see many students start by earning a short-term certificate and then use that credential to get a job in their field of interest,” said Candy Dailey, Nicolet dean of Health Occupations.

“They’ll then also continue to take Nicolet classes, often on a part-time basis, to earn a more advanced credential which paves the way for them to move up in their careers.”

Dailey also noted that many of the academic program consistently post a 100 percent job placement rate, as demand for health care workers is as high as it’s ever been.

In recent years the college has made significant investments in the latest health care training technology which includes high-tech patient simulation mannequins and an Anatomage table, an interactive and computerized device to teach anatomy and physiology.

Click here for more information about each of the Health Occupations programs or by call the college at (715) 365-4493.