SCC Connects - Healthcare Careers
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 to Thursday, August 22, 2024
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SCC CONNECTS is a FREE program that connects future SCC students to:

  • A course to get you ready for college (computer use, reading and career exploration)
  • College application and registration assistance
  • Guidance navigating the college computer system
  • Financial Aid & FAFSA 
  • Grants and scholarships
  • College classroom support (tutoring)
  • Financial help with books, tuition, supplies, and equipment

LEARN MORE ABOUT SCC CONNECTS BY ATTENDING AN INFORMATION SESSION!

  • Tuesday, July 9 (8:30am to 12:00pm OR 4:30pm to 8:00pm)

OR

  • Tuesday, July 16 (8:30am to 12:00pm OR 4:30pm to 8:00pm)

Information sessions and all SCC Connects classes are held at South Central College, North Mankato campus

Go to www.southcentral.edu/connects to register!

How to Participate

Take the first step in your healthcare career by joining our SCC Connects Healthcare Careers class! You can start your journey by learning more about what types of healthcare opportunities are available to advance your career! Get ready to start a South Central College healthcare program in:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Dental Assisting
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Professional Nursing (RN)
  • Intensive Care Paramedic Technician

Contact 507-345-5222 to sign up and find out if you are eligible for this FREE training!  SCC Connects will offer classes in person on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9am-12pm at South Central College in North Mankato from July 23, 2024 to August 22, 2024.  This will be offered directly before the fall semester at SCC starting near the end of August 2024.  

Prior enrollment is required before classes start, and you will need to attend all SCC Connects classes and complete all assignments to be eligible to receive financial support for the fall semester in the Healthcare program of your choosing.  

This is available to individuals living in the counties of Sibley, Brown, Le Sueur, Blue Earth, Watonwan, Waseca, Faribault and Martin counties.

Outcomes

As part of the SCC Connects class, you will receive your personal care assistant (PCA) certificate in the class, then you will advance your training to South Central College in the fall semester of 2024 and obtain your certificate or diploma in your healthcare sector of your choosing. The Adult Career Pathways Navigator will then continue to work with you after obtaining your certification or degree to help you find the best options for starting your career and help you obtain employment in the that specific field you gained your training in! 

Program Costs

FREE for individuals that qualify!

Qualifications include, but are not limited to: low income, person of color, individual with a disability, long term unemployed, lack of high school diploma.  

Must be able to pass a criminal background check prior to enrollment into healthcare career classes to determine your employability in the healthcare sector.

SCC Connects can offer career exploration, classroom support and financial help with books, tuition, supplies, transportation support and scrubs for those that qualify!

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SCC CONNECTS? 

Reach out to Jed Highum, Adult Career Pathways Navigator at jed.highum@state.mn.us or Drea Calderon, SCC Adult Learner Transition Coordinator at andrea.calderon@southcentral.edu

Go to www.southcentral.edu/connects to register for the SCC Connects Information Session (July 9 & July 16 sessions) to learn more.

Call 507-344-5222 to sign up or to express interest in the SCC Connects Healthcare Careers class, beginning July 23, 2024. 

Eligibility to SCC Connects is coordinated through a partnership of Mankato Adult Basic Education, Mankato CareerForce, and South Central College.

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