Health Careers and Diversity Education (HCDE) Programs

Please note: Any person who plans to attend a workshop should complete a registration form!

20HE001 - SAT Prep Strategies (Sat 8:00-4:45 p.m.)

Date: 9/21/2019
Time: 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Status: Open
Program Hours: 6.5
Class Size: 30
Fee: $80.00
Location: Mountain Area Health Education Center121 Hendersonville Road Asheville NC 28803-2445
Program Goals: *Learn strategies for Reading * Comprehension * Learn strategies for 5 levels of mathematics questions. * Learn strategies for sentence completion
The SAT Prep Strategies course is designed by Dr. Joseph Aicher, Jr., retired Professor of Political Science, for students in grades 7-12 to increase their potential for a higher SAT score. Students will learn the strategies for reading comprehension, five levels of mathematics questions, sentence completion and essay writing. Students will take a mock SAT test. Lunch and snacks provided. Dr. Aicher will provide a five minute consultations for each student and parent(s) with test scores and recommendations on preparation and strategies for score improvement. This will be a one-on-one consultation between 4:15pm to 5:45pm on Saturday. It is strongly encouraged for the parent or guardian to attend the consultation with the student. The course is limited to thirty students for each session. Students with a prior history of enrollment in MAHEC health career programming and MAHEC interns receive priority. SPACE LIMITED TO 30 STUDENTS Saturday Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Workshop: 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Pre-scheduled brief consult: 4:15-5:45 p.m. Parent attendance is strongly encouraged Scheduled SAT Test Dates (visit for more info)
Open to Western North Carolina middle and high school students


20HE005 - 2019 Health Careers Education Awareness Conference

Date: 10/15/2019
Time: 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Status: Open
Program Hours: 6.0
Class Size: 400
Fee: $0.00
Location: University of North Carolina AshevilleOne University Heights Asheville NC 28804
Program Goals: (1) Improve awareness and understanding of health career opportunities for high school students. (2) Increase personal health awareness and goal setting. (3) Increase the number of minorities, rural and economically disadvantaged populations that choose healthcare training programs and, ultimately, healthcare occupations. (4) Develop a coordinated regional network of health educators and other public, private and home school persons.
MAHEC’s Department of Health Careers and Diversity Education, the WNC Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and the University of North Carolina Asheville will host the Annual Health Careers Education and Awareness Conference and the Don C. Locke Health Careers Expo on October 10, 2017. The focus continues to be on developing a coordinated effort to heighten knowledge, increase exposure to health careers and improve workforce diversity in the region. The RAC has five core functions that drive programming and activities: (1) Health careers awareness and enrichment (2) Information and material dissemination (3) Cultural diversity initiatives (4) Collaboration and partnerships (5) Tracking and evaluation Capitalizing on the success of our previous conferences, we will continue to provide healthcare professionals as speakers and Health Careers Expo exhibitors. This experience will provide students with practical information needed to make informed decisions in choosing a future path in the health professions. By registering for this conference, you and your parent or guardian give the North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC) Program, MAHEC, and the University of North Carolina Asheville the irrevocable right and permission to copyright, publish, exhibit, and distribute all or any portions of photographs and video pertaining to student for use in any of its education, informational, or promotional audiovisual presentations including advertising, or for any other purpose related to its educational mission in any medium including, but not limited to, electronically via the Internet. You and your parent or guardian also waive the right to approve the final product(s) in which some of these photographs may appear.
Open to high school students, educators, school counselors, advisors, school board members and administrators, healthcare professionals, parents, youth program participants and community leaders.