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Classes begin at Hinds CC amid heady plans for fresh, faces, older students
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16 August

Classes begin at Hinds CC amid heady plans for fresh, faces, older students

RAYMOND – Megan Bergeron knew it was time to get back in school once she saw the cost of not having a job with health insurance benefits.

“I’m here because I’ve realized the value of having it,” said Bergeron, 30, of Clinton, who will study Respiratory Care Technology at Hinds Community College this semester.

Megan Bergeron, of Clinton, purchases a textbook on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Bergeron is a sophomore studying respiratory therapy. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Megan Bergeron, of Clinton, purchases a textbook on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. Bergeron is a sophomore studying respiratory therapy. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Classes began Monday for fall 2016 at each of the college’s six locations. Late registration ends Friday, Aug. 19. Registration for online classes ends Sunday, Aug. 21.

Bergeron plans to take her studies into a healthcare job she already knows something about.

“My aunt is a respiratory therapist, so I’m trying for something in a hospital setting,” she said.

Also moving toward a healthcare career, one class at a time, is Taylor Conway, also of Clinton.

Taylor Conway, left, of Clinton, stops for help finding a class on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College's Raymond Campus. Seated at the table are recruiters Shane Brown, foreground, and Chris Evans. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Taylor Conway, left, of Clinton, stops for help finding a class on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. Seated at the table are recruiters Shane Brown, foreground, and Chris Evans. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I’m in my third semester,” said Conway, studying to be a dietician. “It doesn’t get that much harder as much as every class is just different.”

Godey Coleus was used to imposing his will on opposing ball carriers during his high school football days in Tampa, Fla. As his five-class schedule of studies approached, the defensive lineman prospect spoke of continuing that part of his life and little bit more.

Godey Coleus, left foreground, a freshman student from Tampa, Fla., stops for help finding a class on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College's Raymond Campus. At the table are recruiters Shane Brown, foreground, and Chris Evans. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Godey Coleus, left foreground, a freshman student from Tampa, Fla., stops for help finding a class on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. At the table are recruiters Shane Brown, foreground, and Chris Evans. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I’m studying business administration,” said during a break between classes. “I want to start my own company or look into banking or finance.”

Blair McIntosh’s quest for notebooks ended successfully in the campus bookstore – a result he hopes to duplicate in his studies.

Blair McIntosh, left, of Jackson, checks out some notebooks at the Raymond Campus bookstore on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College. Behind the counter is Susan Anthony. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Blair McIntosh, left, of Jackson, checks out some notebooks at the Raymond Campus bookstore on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Hinds Community College. Behind the counter is Susan Anthony. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

“I’m going into computer science,” said McIntosh, a Chicago native and two-year Jackson resident. “I’m undecided on if that’ll be in networking, programming or tech support, but it’ll be in computers.”

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Hinds CC nursing program to be showcased Sept. 8
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21 August

Hinds CC nursing program to be showcased Sept. 8

RAYMONDThe Hinds Community College Nursing & Allied Health Showcase is set for 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Nursing/Allied Health Center in Jackson.

Prospective students and others will get a chance to tour the campus’ learning labs, speak with faculty, explore the college’s 13 health-related and two short-term programs and find out about requirements and deadlines.

The showcase is open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Free food and prizes will be offered.

“We would love to introduce you to one of our nursing and allied health programs which all focus on preparing competent, caring healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean of Nursing and Allied Health. “Graduates of our programs are employed at rates of 90 to 100 percent within a year of graduation and consistently meet national benchmarks for licensure/registry pass rates.”

Technical and associate degree programs at NAHC are nationally accredited by specialty accrediting organizations. The career programs meet state accreditation/approval guidelines.

Programs of interest include Medical Assisting Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Dental Assisting Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emerging Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, and two short-term programs, Phlebotomy and Nursing Assistant.

“This event is a great opportunity for prospective students to meet our faculty and get first-hand information about our programs and how to get admitted,” District Director of Enrollment Services Kathryn Cole said.

The Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center is at 1750 Chadwick Drive. For more information on the event, call 601-376-4807 or visit http://www.hindscc.edu.

 

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