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NOVA-MEC to host Open House for prospective students

Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus will host an informational open house on Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., at 6699 Springfield Center Drive in Springfield.

Those interested in exploring a career in health sciences will have the opportunity to meet NOVA students, staff and faculty, tour the high-tech campus, participate in hands-on demonstrations, receive materials from NOVA’s Workforce Development and Adult Career Pathways (ACP) programs and learn about the various student organizations/clubs offered. The Clinical Simulation Center (CSC), which provides students in the nursing and allied health programs with hands-on experience, along with the campus’s new anatomy virtual lab will also be highlighted and made available for viewing.

”We have something for everyone, whether you are a recent high school graduate, or someone who is changing careers,” said NOVA-MEC Provost Anne Loochtan. “We want to help potential students explore many of the lesser known, but very important and exciting health careers.”

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus is the first specialized community college campus in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It offers its students state-of-the-art facilities with a 32-chair dental clinic, a cadaver lab and a technologically-advanced patient simulators lab. The MEC offers ten Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Health Information Management, Emergency Medical Services, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technology and Occupational Therapy. Certificates in many medical disciplines, including Licensed Practical Nursing, Health Information Technology, Radiation Oncology, Clinical Coding, Phlebotomy and Emergency Medical Technology as well as continuing education for local healthcare workers and first responders are also available.

Light refreshments will be served throughout the day along with a chance to win prizes and receive giveaways. Parking is free at any level within the parking garage the day of the event. To register, please visit https://MECopenhouse2015.eventbrite.com.

Media Contact: Kristina Ogburn | 703.503.6338 | kogburn@nvcc.edu

 

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College’s website, www.nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.

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