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SPCC Career Cruiser Comes to Cuthbertson

CHS student in BioMed Technology visit the South Piedmont Community College Career Cruiser.

South Piedmont Community College’s Career Cruiser bus visited Cuthbertson High School on March 11, 2011. Ms. Durham’s BioMed Technology classes were able to get information about possible medical careers offered by SPCC, such as associate degree nursing, medical assisting, medical laboratory assistant, medical sonography, practical nursing, surgical technology, and therapeutic massage. Job opportunities with these, and most other medical careers, are very promising. Students toured the Career Cruiser, getting firsthand experience with products used to teach students at the college.

Students were able to use a blood pressure monitor, an oxygen flow meter, and a dummy used to simulate a real pediatric patient. This direct familiarity with the products along with a session of question and answers with a campus teacher let the BioMed Technology students really get a feel for a possible education in medicine.

The Career Cruiser was a great way to learn about professional options. Elsa Althof especially liked the hands-on aspect, “The oximeter and mannequin kid were really cool! The whole experience was actually pretty interesting.” “I felt that the bus was a great way to reach out to those interested in having a medical career. The bus gave me a deeper understanding of the medical degree I need to require to enter the medical field,” said Scott Schallau.

The teachers and students from SPCC were really helpful and willing, answering questions and helping the Cavaliers. Allie DeMasi agreed, “It was interesting to be given the opportunity to see what doors are open for after high school.” SPCC coming to CHS was a great chance for the students in our CTE medical science courses to get first-hand experience.

Written by: Ana Delgado, Freshman, BioMed Technology student
Posted: Mar 16, 2011 by Ms. Paula White

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