[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College’s Juvenile Justice Classes were given a second visit from the Bridgeview Police Department as part of a partnership developed to engage the Criminal Justice students with current, hands-on knowledge from juvenile officers working in the field. Three visits were scheduled as part of the Summer Quarter’s Juvenile Justice Class, with each visit calibrated to intensify as the students’ knowledge in the area of law widened. Last week the Bridgeview Police Department provided its second of three presentations for the course, this one by Juvenile Officer Patricia Prince who also currently serves as Bridgeview’s D.A.R.E officer. This partnership with the Bridgeview Police is the College’s first multi-presentation initiative on a single law enforcement topic, although law enforcement officers from numerous local, state and federal agencies frequently come out to speak to classes as special guest speakers throughout the year.
Northwestern College Criminal Justice Department Teams up With Sergeant at Bridgeview Police Department
[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College’s Criminal Justice Department has partnered with Sergeant Carl Michalski of the Bridgeview Police Department who will speak to its Juvenile Justice classes on three separate visits as the classes move through their Summer Quarter curriculum. This is the first multi-presentation initiative on a single law enforcement topic for Northwestern College and the Bridgeview Police Department, although law enforcement officers from numerous local, state and federal agencies frequently come out to speak to classes as special guest speakers throughout the year.
In early July Sergeant Michalski addressed the Juvenile Justice classes during the second week of the Summer Quarter curriculum. He will return during weeks five and seven of the Quarter to speak to the same classes of students, with his presentations intensifying as the class explores and becomes more proficient with juvenile justice issues.
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[Rosemont, IL] – Northwestern College – a career-focused two-year college in Illinois with a 112 year history – announced that they were named one of BestColleges.com‘s Top 100 Online Colleges for the 2014 Academic Year. BestColleges.com divided its rankings into the Top 50 four-year colleges and Top 50 two-year colleges in the nation that offer fully online degree programs. Northwestern College came in at #42 in its two-year college category.
Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence or CARE in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy is a bill that was introduced to the House of Representatives in March 2013. While the bill is fairly new, the momentum behind it has been growing over time. Professionals in the radiologic sciences have been pushing for this bill for ten years.
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In a story by Jack London entitled “To Start a Fire,” a lone man lost in the frozen wilderness is desperately trying to light a fire with the few remaining matches he has with him. He knows that if he fails, he will die. As nightfall comes and the winter chill becomes stronger, he seeks shelter under a tree and attempts to start a fire. One by one, each match is lost. One burns his fingers and is dropped; another is extinguished by a random fall of snow from the tree. Despite his desperate need for warmth, the woods and darkness are indifferent to his struggle. Eventually, he loses his last match and darkness ensues. The reader is left to understand that this man did not make it. During his attempt to survive, he never called out for help or expressed rage at the circumstances in which he finds himself. Instead, he went to his death doing everything in his own power to survive, but it wasn’t enough.
Becoming a radiologic technologist is a big step. But it is only the first step into a field that requires a dedication to lifelong learning. There is no way around it. Even if you make the choice to remain a radiologic technologist working in the general radiology department (which is, by the way, an excellent choice and destination of many R.T.s) you will still find yourself always furthering your education. Technology is always changing in this field and patient care is too. New equipment, new hospital policies, and new procedures will keep you on your toes. Then there are the continuing education credits required by the credentialing organization for R.T.s, the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists). Twenty-four continuing education credits are required every two years to maintain your registration.
This is a common scenario. A student has been out of school for a few years (or many years) and he or she is very nervous about returning to obtain a degree. I am here to tell you that it’s never too late to continue with your education. I returned to school after being out for 20 years. After one year of juggling school, family, and work I was burned out so I decided to take a year off. Well, one year turned into two and two years turned into three. Suddenly it occurred to me that I would lose credit for the courses I had already taken if I didn’t get back to school. I returned and finished my degree at the age of 47. I worried about paying off my student loans before I collected my first Social Security check.
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Congratulations on considering taking your first online course! Online courses offer a lot of advantages over ground-based courses. While they are not self-paced, they do offer increased flexibility for students with busy lives and schedules. Online courses help students develop critical thinking and reading skills. Further, online courses help improve a student’s technical and written communication skills, which are highly desirable in today’s job market. Before you get started, there are a few items to consider to get off to a good start in your first online course: