College to Hold Health Care Career Information Session

College to Hold Health Care Career Information Session

March 9, 2022 |

East Central College will hold a virtual informational session to highlight health care careers, and the programs ECC offers to prepare students for those fields.

Director of Nursing Nancy Mitchell, MSN, RN, will be the keynote speaker for ECC’s Health Care Career meeting March 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. Mitchell also is the College’s dean of health science and a nursing instructor.

The health care careers event is geared toward students, families, adult learners and anyone else considering a health care career but are unsure of what field they would like to pursue or what degrees are offered at ECC.

Mitchell’s presentation will be about 30-40 minutes, and she has prepared a power point that will discuss all Allied Health and Health Science pathways that ECC has to offer, including new programs that will begin in the fall 2022.

Mitchell noted that participants will be able to ask questions during the session. The Zoom link for the presentation is

Under the Allied Health Pathway, there are degree and certificate options for multiple areas of study, including Nursing, Medical Lab Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assistant, Radiological Technology, Paramedic Technology and Surgical Technology.

“We will provide an overview of our program offerings, discuss the opportunities and health care workforce needs, prerequisites and program application requirements and processes,” Mitchell said.

“I will also discuss how they can start researching and preparing for these programs.”

Mitchell added that she will provide websites for students to find more information about the programs and careers, as well as sites that provide virtual excursions, which guides participants through a virtual hospital setting.

To explore the health care degrees and certificates offered at ECC, people may visit