Sauk Valley Community College Hosts Informational Sessions on Health Care Professions Programs – Shaw Local

Sauk Valley Community College Hosts Informational Sessions on Health Care Professions Programs – Shaw Local

DIXON — Sauk Valley Community College will soon host information sessions for its nursing, ultrasound and radiology programs.

All information sessions are held on the SVCC campus. During the sessions, potential students can meet faculty and answer questions before enrolling. Family members of potential students are welcome to attend.

The nursing program at SVCC includes the Associate Degree in Nursing and the Licensed Practical Nursing program. These programs are selective programs and students are admitted on a priority basis, with the most qualified students admitted first.

SVCC offers a variety of courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse information sessions will be held in room 2E08 from 4:30-5:30 pm on August 22, September 18, October 17, November 13, and December 12.

Radiologic technology is the allied medical specialty that serves the needs of the public and medical professionals by ensuring the production of quality diagnostic radiographs. The 20-month curriculum at Sauk Valley Community College follows the criteria and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The AAS degree is awarded upon completion of the curriculum and the graduate is eligible to take the National Registry Examination in Radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Information meetings on radio technology will be held in room 2F05 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM on August 20, September 10, October 8, November 12 and December 10.

SVCC Health Professions has created a new degree path for students interested in a career in diagnostic imaging sonography. Students earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science from this program and can expect to work in healthcare settings in imaging departments, hospitals, doctor’s offices, or outpatient clinics. Once on the job market, a sonographer will perform a variety of diagnostic tests, including ultrasounds of the abdomen, pelvis, breast, vascular system, and more. Sonographers work to identify pathology, write preliminary interpretations of the tests, and provide the findings to a radiologist to read.

Information meetings about ultrasound will be held in room 2H22 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM on August 22, September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 12.

The application deadlines for the health care programs are March 1 and June 1. For more information and to register for the information sessions, call 815-835-6374.