Health Sciences as a Career:
The growing health care field offers
many career opportunities, and Moraine Valley;s comprehensive programs provide
you with strong employment prospects.
Moraine Valley's Health Science Career Programs combine expert classroom
instruction and hands-on laboratory training with valuable internship experience
at local health institutions with excellent reputations. Best of all, you can
get started in a career in health care in a short period of time, about two
years or less, depending on the program you choose. Moraine Valley is the smart
choice to help you prepare for a successful future in health care.
Moraine Valley Community College
Health Science Programs—An Introduction (PowerPoint)
Department Chair: Susan Phelan,
MHS, MT (ASCP)
Office Location: B205
Telephone: (708) 974-5743
Emergency responders refer to those professionals that respond first to
an emergency situation. Careers that fit the first responder category include:
criminal justice, emergency medical services, fire science, and private
protective services. For information on emergency medical service programs
offered at Moraine Valley, please click on the link located on the left-hand
side of this page marked Emergency Medical Services. For information on other
careers in emergency response, please visit the
Department of Public Service Web site.
One of the exciting new aspects to health care is an emphasis on wellness
as a preventive disease mechanism. Moraine Valley is proud to offer several
programs associated with wellness.
Those programs include:
Moraine Valley is a comprehensive full-service community college with an
open-door admission policy for high school graduates and others qualified to
enter. Admission is available to individuals 18 or older who are high school
graduates/GED recipients, or who have permission from their high school.
Background Checks: In order to comply with certain state statutes and/or
clinical affiliation agreements, students may be asked to complete a criminal
background check. Application forms for criminal background checks may be
obtained through the Career Programs Subdivision Office, B150, and fees paid to
the Cashier's Office. For information on criminal background application
procedures, please contact the Career Programs Subdivision Office at (708)
974-5708. Deadline dates for completion of criminal background checks will be
announced by Program Coordinators.