Meets: June 19-22 • 8:30 a.m. - noon each day
Complete the rounds and learn about six different health occupations. Experience training just like a college student – with simulations, mannequins, actual lab situations.
Cost: $110 for all four days. All students receive a special edition scrub shirt.
Details: Drop off/pick up is at Room M111 in the Health Careers Building.
Monday - Discover the world of Nursing! Meet “Stan” and watch him come alive! Explore your very own heart: watch the rhythm, listen to the beat!
Wrap-up: How to get ready for Tuesday.
Medical Laboratory Technology, Respiratory Therapy & Radiography
Tuesday - Explore the Laboratory; draw “blood,” determine blood types, find sugar in “urine,” look at blood cells under a microscope, identify “bugs.
Check oxygen levels with the pulse oximeter, help a baby or adult (manikin) breathe using a resuscitation bag, give a breathing “treatment,” do chest percussion.
See the body through and through with X-ray images; take X-rays of “Rebecca” the mannequin.
Wrap-up: How to get ready for Wednesday.
Paramedic & Physical Therapist Assistant
Wednesday - Learn to ‘Wrap It Up’ like a pro, how to use back-boards, splinting and neck braces; take an ambulance tour.
Get moving and think like a physical therapist; Range of Motion, how to use assistive devices, tips to staying healthy, how to make healthy food choices, wear an empathy suit.
Wrap-up: How to get ready for Thursday
Thursday - Heart Saver CPR, Working together in a multi-career simulation.
Meet The Teachers
Nancy Ozee: Knows interesting respiratory facts, like: Babies only breathe through their nose (except when crying) until around 3-4 months of age.
Kellee Hayes: Became a nurse at age 21. Has worked more than 27 years in hospitals.
Glenda Forneris: Knows her way around a microscope. Also, has “streaked” many times … to identify bacteria causing an infection (of course).
Sheri Cagle: Leads and manages KCC’s Health Careers Division, which is dedicated to teaching those who care for and preserve human life.
Nicole Stotts: Gets excited by spontaneous neuromuscular recovery. She can also manage five or more pieces of equipment while gait training.
Sue Mosier: Has worked as a paramedic/firefighter for 36 years. Also teaches at KCC.
Jackie Boomsma: Paramedic who saves lives while driving fast and running red lights … in an ambulance. After years of safety training.
Can name all 206 bones in the adult human body.
Choose up to four days
June 19-22 • 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Each day features a different career area to explore. Attend up to four days. On Wednesday, there are two choices – pick one.
Cost: $30 per day.
Details: Monday-Wednesday drop off/pick up is in Room D121 (enter the doors marked Welcome Center). Thursday drop off/pick up is the lobby at the Manufacturing Center Building, 2580 S. Route 45/52, Kankakee.
Gift: All participants receive a career camp drawstring bag.
Law Enforcement Crime Busters
Monday - Interview witnesses, conduct a crime scene search, collect evidence, and apprehend the suspect. This hands-on police procedure class includes working from inside a real police squad car.
Legal Eagles Study Government
Tuesday - Take a look at the structures, duties and services of county government. Invent and market a county others will want to visit, live and work. Meet a representative of county government for a first-hand view of making a difference.
Everything About Teaching
Wednesday - Experience a thorough overview of being a teacher. Learn about different hands-on and high-tech tools you can use to help students learn. A great intro if you’ve ever considered becoming a teacher.
Wednesday - About 75 percent of Illinois land is dedicated to farming. Explore careers, learn about parts of a seed, and livestock! Complete hands-on activities in a greenhouse, climb in a tractor, create edible compost, feed the fish in KCC’s aquaponics system, and more!
Basics of Welding
Thursday - Go to KCC’s Manufacturing building to learn the basics of stick and MIG welding. See how electrodes and power come together to join a variety of metals. Make your own souvenir. Jeans and boots required. No shorts, open toe shoes or sneakers. (Note: Drop off/pickup is at 2580 S. Route 45/52, Kankakee)
Meet The Teachers
Bridget Bertrand: Was an Illinois State Police Major before retiring in 2015. Loves collecting the clues to solve crimes.
Kris Condon: Can name all current U.S. Supreme Court justices and has met Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
Jessica Reardanz-Friedericks: Once taught Junior Farmhand Camp during the summers at Bourbonnais Township Park District. Now teaches future teachers.
Katelynn Ohrt: Her family farms in the area. During college, she traveled to North Africa to tour farms and agriculture businesses.
Mark Stevenson: Runs a welding business and teaches at KCC. He owns more than 12 welding helmets.