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Health care prep class available at M State

Interested in a health care career? Explore the options during the upcoming Health Care Prep Course offered on both the Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls campuses of 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.

Pre-registration, 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 x1602 or, or the Detroit Lakes ABE office at 218.844.5760 or

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.

The training opportunity is funded by a FastTRAC grant with collaboration from M State, ABE in Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls, Rural Minnesota CEP, Fergus Falls Community Education and the Central Minnesota Area Health Education Center.

As a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, M State serves more than 9,200 students in credit courses each year in more than 120 career and liberal arts programs at its four campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, and through eCampus.

By partnering with communities, the college also provides custom training services and other responsive training programs.