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Collin College Hosts "Scrubs" Event Highlighting Healthcare Careers

June 12, 2008 - The fire sirens are blaring as an adult victim with internal injuries from a crushed vehicle is rescued. Medical personnel don sterile surgical gloves and gown for a spleenectomy, and that's just the first day.

More than 90 Collin County high school students will have a chance to explore careers in Health Science and Emergency Medical Services through SCRUBS, an interactive summer program that provides hands-on emergency simulations sponsored by Global EDGE Tech Prep Consortium and Collin College. SCRUBS will be held Tuesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 18 at Collin College's Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney.

Students will discover what job skills are needed to work in emergency medical service and health occupations and will learn about current job opportunities.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, eight of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are in healthcare. Some of the careers that will be represented at SCRUBS are respiratory therapy, dental health, fire science, nursing, medical transcription and surgical technology. Collin College offers associate degrees or certificate programs in all of these fields.

For more information about the Global EDGE Tech Prep Consortium or the SCRUBS program, visit www.ccccd.edu/globaledge or call 972.548.6723.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.