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Explore health care careers in free course

Explore health care career options during an upcoming Health Care Prep Course offered at the Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls campuses of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

Course participants can learn more about health care careers, prepare for college-level health care courses, improve their work, technical and academic skills, and complete an online college orientation.

There is no charge for the course, which will be offered from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 2 to Dec. 13 on both M State campuses. Individuals who complete the course will be eligible to enroll in M State's Integrated Anatomy and Physiology course, beginning in January 2013.

Preregistration, with a Sept. 20 deadline, is required for the Health Care Prep Course. To register or for more information, contact the Fergus Falls Adult Basic Education office at 218-988-0544 ext. 1602 or, or the Detroit Lakes ABE office at or 218-844-5760.

The Health Care Prep Course will cover:

-College academic expectations and ethics

-Time management and study skills

-Math for health care organizations

-College reading and writing

-Job shadowing and career options

-Health care careers

-Accuplacer assessment testing preparation

Individuals interested in enrolling should have completed their GED or high school diploma.