Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville Hosts Illinois Congressman John Shimkus to New Medical Laboratory Technician and Career Services Wing

July 31, 2011

Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville Hosts Illinois Congressman John Shimkus to New Medical Laboratory Technician and Career Services Wing

Sanford-Brown College - Collinsville (SBC) welcomes Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) in July at their campus, where he met with students, faculty and staff. Representative Shimkus also toured the campus’ new Medical Laboratory Technician wing. Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville is one of the first schools in the area to construct a new lab and begin offering this program. The Medical Laboratory Technician program is designed to prepare students for a career in health care.

Representative Shimkus also met the campus leadership team and learned about the student population and the lifelong career services offered to students at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville. Sanford-Brown’s Career Services office provides students with tools to help students gain and retain critical information without being solely dependent on patient cases during their clinical experience. It also coordinates service learning opportunities for students to use skills learned in the classroom.

Representative Shimkus also met the campus leadership team and learned about the student population and the lifelong career services offered to students at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville. Sanford-Brown’s Career Services office provides students with tools to help students gain and retain critical information without being solely dependent on patient cases during their clinical experience. It also coordinates service learning opportunities for students to use skills learned in the classroom.


Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville hosts Congressman Shimkus to tour its new medical laboratory technician wing.

  • Congressman Shimkus (left) observes MLT student, Ashley Aber, in MLT lab at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville.
  • Congressman Shimkus (left) observes MLT student, Nichole Owens, in MLT lab at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville.
  • Congressman Shimkus meets with Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville Career Services Team. Ken Wellerritter, Linda Springer, Congressman Shimkus and Career Services Director,
    Megan Swift.

 

Photos: Courtesy Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville

About Sanford-Brown College-Collinsville:
Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville (SBC) originally opened in Granite City, IL and then moved to Collinsville in 2004. Located in the heart of St. Louis Metro East, SBC – Collinsville is located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. SBC offers degree and non-degree programs that are developed and refined based upon input from employers, graduates, faculty and students. The curriculum at SBC is designed to help students gain the specific skills and knowledge that employers are seeking. Associate of Applied Science degrees are offered in Business Administration, Medical Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy and Medical Laboratory Technician. Diplomas are offered in Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy and Medical Laboratory Technician. SBC – Collinsville is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). SBC – Collinsville is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information, please go to www.sanfordbrown.edu/collinsville.

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