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April 9, 2013

Open house Thursday for two NECC health care programs

LAWRENCE — An open house for Northern Essex Community College’s medical laboratory technology degree program and the ophthalmic assistant certificate program will be held Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the iHealth Room, 52 Franklin St.

Following a group welcome, there will be a breakout session for the each of the two health care programs.

Individuals interested in a career in health care should consider attending this event which is free and open to the public.

NECC began offering an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology last fall. Medical laboratory technicians perform and report laboratory testing and work in hospitals, physician’s offices, and clinical laboratories.

The nine-month ophthalmic certificate was created after conferring with the offices of area ophthalmologists, surgeons who specialize in eye care. It will begin to be offered this fall. Ophthalmic assistants gather medical histories, conduct vision tests, coordinate patient schedules, and assist eye doctors with various procedural and clerical duties. They work in a variety of health care settings including ophthalmologist’s offices, hospitals, and clinics.

Both programs are offered as hybrid programs – with courses both online and in the classroom.

For additional information contact Linda Comeau at lcomeau@necc.mass.edu or 978-738-7408 or visit www.necc.mass.edu

Music for a spring afternoon

ANDOVER — As part of the continuing Cultural Series at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Wendy Heckman and pianist Carolyn Skelton will present Music for a Spring Afternoon on Monday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m.

The vocal selections will include classical pieces by Purcell, Handel, and Mozart along with arrangements of traditional folk songs, spirituals, and Broadway show tunes. Pieces by Haydn and Brahms will be featured as piano solos. Come and enjoy this varied program as we celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $5. Pre-registration is required. Call the Center at 978-623-8321.

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