ACCOUNTING—Kevin Rosenberg, Instructor, SCC Business Program
Learn about the financial world of accounting and general aspects of bookkeeping.
AGRI BUSINESS/PRECISION AGRICULTURE—Adam Raub & Chuck
Albright, Instructors, SCC Agriculture Programs
Presenter will describe different varieties of occupations available in agriculture and expected
salaries. The discussion will also include recommended training available for a career in
ARCHITECT—Dave Metzger, Owner, Metzger Johnson Architects Inc., Burlington, IA
General topics of discussion will include pre-college course emphasis, basic college curriculum,
process leading to registration as an architect, salary expectations, a typical workday and the
advantages and disadvantages of this profession.
ART RELATED—Cathleen Gordan, Art Instructor, SCC Humanities & Social
Check out this session if you are interested in finding out what careers are related to the field of
art. What course requirements are generally required to go into this career field?
ATTORNEY—John Wright, Wright Law Firm, Ft. Madison, IA
The speaker will provide a general overview of the practice of law, highlighting various areas
within the field. Also a review of what is required to become an attorney will be covered.
AUDIO & VIDEO INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN— Rick Danielson,
Owner, Power Advantage Technology, Burlington IA
Learn what it takes to be a certified installation technician, project manager or system designer
in the commercial and/or residential audio/video and automation field of work. These
occupations are involved in home theater installation and design, church sound and video
systems, commercial digital signage systems, as well as audio and video systems for sports bars
and much, much more.
AUTO COLLISION—Randy Wachter & Tim Weaver, Instructors, SCC Auto
Collision Repair Program & Eric Hightower, Auto Collision Painter, Collision Center, West
Thousands of motor vehicles are damaged in traffic accidents every day. If you are a person who
would enjoy repairing and customizing vehicle bodies and frames, check out this session.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY—Wesley Carpenter, Instructor, SCC
Automotive Technology Program
Like most occupations, the auto industry has been computerized. With this change, what used to
be the mechanic and body man must now be the technician. This session will give insight to the
job outlook, salary expectations, education background of the auto technology industry.
BIOTECHNOLOGY—Brian Schasel, Technical Manager, Big River Resources, West
Learn about the career field Govenor Culver claims Iowa should be the leading world resource
of. This is a career field that has a broad spectrum of career opportunities awaiting those who
are trained for this field.
BROADCASTING—KC Flemming , Radio Broadcaster, KKMI, Burlington, IA
You love to communicate your ideas, passion, knowledge and information.
You like to be involved with your community, to know what’s going on both locally and in the
world. If this sounds like you, check out this session and learn the inside scoop of being a
CHEF— Mike Clem, Chef, Drake, Burlington, IA
Here is a very creative and demanding career where you are responsible for a variety of activities. Find
out what is required to be a chef, and what would be your day-to-day responsiblities.
CHILD CARE—Marsha Munford, Program Director, Southeast Iowa Community
Action, Burlington, IA
This presentation will provide an overview of the early childhood occupational areas and the
opportunities for employment. Individual traits, skills and training will be addressed.
CHIROPRACTOR—David Miller , Chiropractor, Miller Chiropractic Center,
In today's health-conscious society, people are looking for effective health care options, turning
to chiropractic for answers to neck pain, headaches, back pain, sports injuries, etc. Will discuss
educational background, office management, average work day, and other chiropractic care
CHOOSING A COLLEGE—Nick Borders, Enrollment Specialist, SCC Student
College professionals will help you sort through the complex college selection process. What
are the different types of colleges and advantages of each? Understanding college admissions
"terminology" and what questions to ask when gathering information to make your selection will
COACHING/PROFESSIONAL SPORTS—Tim Walsh, Head Men’s Basketball
Coach/Director of Men’s Athletics, SCC Student Services
Learn about the career opportunities in coaching and professional sports. What kind of person does it
take to direct and instruct athletes in the training and preparation for professional sporting events.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SPECIALSIT—Roxy Riessen, Instructors,
SCC Information Technology Programs & Richard Lindgren, Administrative Computer
Consultant, Great River AEA 16, Burlington, IA
Learn about this broad career field that gives you the opportunity to do such things as providing
technical assistance, installing the appropriate computer programs and operating systems, to designing
CONSERVATIONALIST—Kim Perlstein, Conservationist, Natural Resource
Conservation Services, Burlington, IA
The information presented will focus on a career in wildlife and include job description,
education requirements, job opportunities and salary. Careers in related areas will also be
CONSTRUCTION—Ray DeRosear, Instructor, SCC Construction Technology
Programs & Karen Wilson, Assistant to the President, Carl A. Nelson & Company, Burlington,
Opportunities and salary expectations in the construction industry will be reviewed, as well as,
educational background necessary for construction management programs. The speaker will
also share information about scholarship opportunities available through Southeast Iowa
Builders Association Construction Management.
COSMETOLOGY—Jim Dayton, Owner, Dayton's School of Hair Design, Burlington, IA
This session will discuss the many areas involved in a career as a professional hair designer.
Topics covered will include training, employment, and a look at the future of this career field.
Also, current styles and trends will be examined.
COUNSELING—Peg O’Rourke, Counselor, The Personal Counseling O’Rourke Group,
What is involved in assisting individuals in working through their personal problems to improve
upon a person’s social and personal life? Attend this sessions to become aware of what type of
person it takes to become a good counselor.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS— Mike Swore, Detective, Burlington Police
Department, Burlington, IA
Learn about the investigation of alleged or suspected criminal violations of federal, state, or
local laws. Also learn about what education and experience is needed to get into this line of
DENTAL HYGENIST—Lauri Weichmann, Coordinator of Dental Hygienist
Program, Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
According to the U.S. Labor Bureau of Statistics a career in dental hygiene will be one of the
nation's 30 fastest growing occupations from 2000 to 2010. This career provides some of the
most flexible hours in the Health Care industry. To learn more about the education required
and the responsibilities of a dental hygienist, attend this session.
DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY—John Smith, Instructor, SCC
Design Engineering, and Keith Nollen, Dresser-Rand Steam Turbines, West Burlington, IA
Do career titles “Engineering” and “Engineering Tech” confuse you? The presenters will
explain the difference between these two careers and address the job opportunities and
compensation in manufacturing technology.
DIETETICS— Kathy Hennemann, R.D., L.D., Dietitian, Great River Medical Center,
West Burlington, IA
As nutrition experts, registered dietitians apply the science of nutrition to daily living. Through
four years of college courses and a period of supervised experience, dietitians learn the
relationship between food and health, then they are able to educate the public to make choices
that will provide their bodies with the nutrients they need for a full, active life.
DRAFTING(Architectural & Engineering)—Larry Shacklett, Instructor, SCC Drafting
Program, and Keith Nollen, Dresser-Rand Steam Turbines, West Burlington, IA
A brief introduction to career opportunities as drafters in such fields as architecture,
engineering, industrial design, and other related fields. An emphasis will be made on desired
high school and introductory college courses recommended for entry into these professions.
EDUCATION—Jeannette Klein, Instructor, SCC Education & English, and Theresa
Ritters, Vice Principal of Danville Junior and Senior High School, Danville, IA
Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of being an educator. What is the supply and
demand, and salaries of teachers in Iowa and surrounding states.. Discussion will include high
school programs, community college and university studies which will prepare students for
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY—John Lenahan, Instructor,
SCC Electronic Technology Program and Chris Glasgow, Manufacturing Engineer, General
Electric, West Burlington, IA
Electronics has a broad application throughout business and industry. It extends out into the medical
and health fields, computer applications, and the manufacturing industry. Learn about the different
opportunities available to you in the field of electronic technology.
EMT/FIRE SCIENCE—John Cockrell, Instructor, SCC EMT Program
Will cover the field of Emergency Medical Services and Fire science, and what each job entails
and a description of a typical workday. Current and projected educational requirements will be
discussed as well as the important personality requirements.
ENGINEERING— DeEtte Delany, Industrial Manager, Hearth -n- Home, Mt. Pleasant,
Math, science, and problem solving are just a few of the skills needed to become an engineer.
Attend this session to find out about the field of engineering. Get a review of what work
activities, knowledge and skills are associated with this broad career field.
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY—Chris Reed, High Performance Coordinator, Great
River Medical Center, West Burlington, IA
Learn about the daily activities and responsibilities of an Exercise Physiologist. Career
opportunities and educational requirements within the field of exercise physiology will also be
FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS—Ean Freels, Financial Aid Officer, SCC
This session is designed to give students an overall picture of the college financial aid process
and how to begin the process during your senior year. Ean will share handouts and show you
websites to search for free college money.
GRAPHIC DESIGN—Carlene Woodside, Instructor, SCC Graphic Communications
Program: Shawn Mears, Graphic Designer, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, IA
Interested in one of the largest growing career fields? Learn how things get started in the field
of graphic design. Learn some of the hottest jobs right now and in the future. Only you know
what the future will bring
HORTICULTURE—Steve Ritter, Ritter's, Inc. & Instructor, SCC Horticulture Program
The fields of landscape design and greenhouse management will be discussed as well as
educational opportunities, job descriptions and markets.
HOTEL MANAGEMENT—Carol Makoui, Manager, Super 8, Burlington, IA
If you are interested in a career where you are working with others planning, directing, or
coordinating activities for an organization or department, attend this session.
JOURNALISM— Randy Miller, Journalist, The Hawkeye, Burlington, IA
Information plays a key role in our society and it is important to be able to process that
information in such areas as print, broadcast and new technologies. Educational requirements
and open-ended employment possibilities for the future will be discussed.
LAW ENFORCEMENT—Trooper Jonah Greer, Iowa State Patrol
This presentation will discuss several branches of law enforcement including accident
investigations. Educational requirements and future career trends will be discussed.
MARKETING/SALES & ADVERTISING—Jeff Ebbing, Marketing Director,
Here is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what marketing and public
relations mean in the non-profit sector. The speaker will address qualities and skills needed in
tomorrow's work force for marketing and public relations.
MASSAGE THERAPY— Angela Shipley, Massage Therapist, Stylique Salon & Day
Spa, Burlington, IA
Want to learn more about this very "hands-on" career? This session will explain the
certification process, employment opportunities, and salary expectations in this growing career
MEDICAL ASSISTANT—Deb Shaffer, Instructor, SCC Medical Assistant Programs,
and Lisa Bauer, President of the Shouquoquon Area Chapter for Medical Assistants
Gain a better understanding about one of the fastest growing health career professions? Attend this
session if you would like to learn more about the administrative, clinical and laboratory training,
certification procedure, employment opportunities, and salary expectations of the versatile medical
Discussion will include what the military branch can offer you as a viable career opportunity
and what individuals need to do to become members of each military branch.
MUSIC— SCC Instructor
You are interested in a career in music, but need a better understanding of what is available in the field
of music to be successful. Learn about the opportunities that the field of music provides through music
education, manufacturing and performance.
NURSING—Cheryl Fye, Coordinator, SCC Nursing Program; Robin Newling, RN,
Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, IA Information presented will explain the different
levels of nursing (LPN, RN, BSN), along with skills and job qualifications needed for this rewarding
career. Educational preparation and related employment opportunities will also be discussed.
OFFICE ADMINISTRATION—Cindy Murphy, Instructors, SCC Office
Administration Programs & Karen Russell, Executive Secretary at Great River Health Systems,
West Burlington, IA
Learn about these “office professionals” who assists executives by coordinating and directing
basic office services, such as staff assignments, records management, budget control, and
special management studies. Presentation will include educational requirements, necessary
skills, employment outlook, advancement, and salary expectations.
PHARMACY—Charlie Sharp, Pharmacist, Great River Medical Center, West
This presentation will highlight pharmacist responsibilities and daily activities. The necessary
required college education and employment opportunities will also be discussed.
PHOTOGRAPHY—Phil Pooles, Photographer, OMNI Photography, West Burlington,
Exploration of all phases of professional photography and electronic imaging. Additional topics
of discussion will include marketing, advertising and current trends.
PHYSICIAN—Dr. William Daft, Physician, Burlington Area Family Practice Center,
West Burlington, IA
Learn about what kind of person it takes to be a physician. What are the demands and
responsibilities? What are the educational requirements to become a physician?
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT—Carol Menke, Certified Physician Assistant, Cleveland
Dermatology, West Burlington, IA & Ted Smith, Certified Physician Assistant, Jameson
Orthopedic Clinic, West Burlington, IA
Overview of college course and health care related experience required for admission into a
Physician Assistant Program. Career and employment opportunities for Physician Assistant will
also be covered.
PSYCHOLOGY—Jeni Hope, MA, LPC(Licensed Professional Counselor)
Factors relating to career choices in Psychology will presented . This presentation will also
include education, job prospects, salary, responsibilities and opportunities in the field of
PRECISION MACHINIST—Brad Smithburg, Instructor, SCC Precision Machining
Technology Program & Bill Birdsell, Apprentice and Justin Scott, Machinist, Dresser Rand,
West Burlington, IA
This session will explain the purpose of a toolmaker, the educational requirements and the
application of that knowledge, employment opportunities and salary expectations. Discussion
will also include other employment opportunities available in the manufacturing industry for a
PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CAREERS PREP-Dan Ring, Instructor, SCC
There are many professional health careers, from medicine, dentistry, clinical laboratory science,
medical technology, health administration, and many more. Attend this session to learn how to best
prepare for and learn the demands of these career fields.
RESPIRATORY THERAPY—Stacey Sells, BHS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, Instructor, SCC
Respiratory Care Program, Bryan Humphry, 2nd Yr. SCC Respiratory Care student, and
Kermit Dieterich, BS, RRT, Department Director of Respiratory Care Services, Great River
Medical Center, West Burlington, IA
Come find out about this exciting and fast growing healthcare occupation. Stacey will also
discuss responsibilities and certification requirements of this exciting health career.
RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT—Dan Jensen, Manager of Gators, Burlington,
Discussion will focus on the necessary skills to be successful in Restaurant Management. Dan
will also visit about the daily routine and all aspects of working in this business.
SCC CAMPUS TOURS—Jade Dillard & Adam Luloff, SCC Work Study Students,
The SCC campus tour will highlight Yohe Memorial Library, the SuCCess Center, and new
updated facilities. Please note that the tours are limited to 30 students and will be given on a
first come, first serve basis.
SOCIAL WORK—Theresa Young, BSW, Social Worker, Great River Area Education
Agency, West Burlington, IA
Are you a person with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives? Attend this session if you
want to help people function the best way they can in their environment, deal with relationships,
and solve personal and family problems.
TRAVEL—Marcia Luers, AAA Travel, Burlington, IA
Will address the travel industry as a whole. Topics of discussion will include flight attendants,
travel agency, airline personnel, and trip itinerary.
VETERINARY MEDICINE—Dr. Allgood, Allgood Animal Hospital, Burlington, IA
So you think you want to work with animals? Get a first hand viewpoint from someone who
works with animals on a daily basis. Learn about the responsibilities, knowledge and aptitude
an individual needs to be in this career field.
WELDING—Jim King, SCC Welding Instructor & Dave Pratt, Welding Services
Manager, Acute Technlogical Services, LLC, Huston, TX
Description of welding as a career explaining oxyacetylene welding, shielded metal arc welding
and gas tungsten arc welding. A tour of the welding shop will be given and a short film will be
shown followed by a question and answer period.
X-RAY TECHNOLOGY—Mike Jasper, Diagnostic Imaging, Great River Health
Systems, West Burlington, IA
Will highlight the role of the radiographer in the hospital and doctor's office. Licensing and
certification procedures will be explained. Opportunities for advancement in the radiology
sciences field will also be discussed.