WCCC to Offer Healthcare Camp for Area Students

Do you have an interest in entering the medical field, or do you think it might be something you’re interested in for the future? If so, and if you’re high school student in the Eastern Washington County area, Washington County Community College would like to invite you to come to a free, daylong Healthcare Camp on July 9th that will provide you with hands-on experience in the healthcare field.

Students who attend the camp will have the opportunity to practice giving injections, drawing blood, and taking vital signs, including blood pressure, respiration, and pulse, on patient simulators used in the Medical Assisting program. Students will be guided through team building activities intended to demonstrate the importance of cooperation in the medical environment. All students that come will be given a WCCC t-shirt and a free lunch. 

The camp is open to all high school students, including students who are entering high school in the fall of 2017. For former high school seniors that are preparing to enter WCCC’s Medical Assisting program – or for those who are considering it and have filed a FAFSA – attending the camp will open eligibility for a special scholarship of up to $2,000 to attend WCCC. 

“Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries,” said Cindy Moholland, director of the Medical Assisting program. “This camp is an opportunity to expose high school students to basic healthcare tasks without leaving Washington County.”

The camp, which is offered at no cost, is open to a maximum of 14 students. It runs on July 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register or for more information, call 454-1000.