Rock Valley College

RVC to Host HealthCon 2019

Posted: Monday, March 4, 2019

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Event Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Students who are unsure of what to do after high school will have an opportunity to learn about a rewarding career in health sciences at HealthCon2019! The event will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm in the Health Sciences Center (HSC) on the RVC main campus, 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford.

HealthCon is a collaborative effort between the three Rockford Health Care systems; OSF Saint Anthony, MercyHealth System, Swedish American Health System; and between Belvidere School District 100, Harlem School District 122, Hononegah School District 207 and Rockford School District 205 and Rock Valley College. The event will expose select juniors in the health science classes career opportunities in health care.

Representatives from all sponsoring organizations will be on site engaging those in attendance from interactive booths representing a wide array of health care careers, including:

  • CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene/Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Services – EMT/Paramedic
  • Exercise Science/Athletic Training
  • Medical Lab (Phlebotomy, MLA, MLT, MLS)
  • Medical Imaging (X-Ray/US/MRI/CT)
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technicians
  • Physician
  • Physical Therapy (PT)/Occupational Therapy (OT)/Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy/Polysomnography
  • Surgical Technologists/Surgical Assistants

In addition to the hands-on exhibits, those who attend will learn about the education and skills needed to pursue the health science career that interests them. They will have an opportunity to talk to students and professionals in each field and can visit a simulated operating room, ambulance, and hospital room.

This event is not open to the public. However, if you would like additional information on Health Science programs at Rock Valley College, call (815) 921-3200 or visit