Rock Valley College

03/02/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 19:06

RVC to Host HealthCon 2018

Posted: Friday, March 2, 2018

Media Contact: Abbye Garcia, 815-921-4523

Event Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Event Contact: Cathy Nation, (815) 921-3200

Students who are unsure of what to do after high school will have an opportunity to learn about a rewarding career in health sciences at HealthCon2018! The event will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm in the newly constructed Health Sciences Center (HSC) on the RVC main campus, 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford.

HealthCon is a collaborative effort between the three Rockford Health Care systems; OSF Saint Anthony, MercyHealth System, Swedish American Health System; and between Rockford Public Schools (RPS 205) and Rock Valley College. The event will expose select juniors in the Health Science Academy of RPS 205 to career opportunities in health care.

Representatives from all sponsoring organizations will be on site engaging those in attendance from interactive booths representing a wide array of health care careers, including:

  • Athletic Trainers
  • CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Services - EMT/Paramedic
  • Exercise Science/Cardiac Rehab
  • Medical Lab (Phlebotomy, MLA, MLT, MLS)
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technicians
  • Physical Therapy (PT)/Occupational Therapy(OT)/Speech Therapy
  • Radiology Technician
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Respiratory Therapy/Polysomnography
  • Surgical Technologists/Surgical Assistants

In addition to the hands-on exhibits, those who attend will learn about the education and skills needed to pursue the health science career that interests them. They will have an opportunity to talk to students and professionals in each field and can visit a simulated operating room, ambulance, and hospital room.

This event is not open to the public. However, if you would like additional information on Health Science programs at Rock Valley College call (815) 921-3200 or visit