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… we’ll respond to the call for firefighters and emergency medical technicians…

… examine the evidence for successful careers in criminal justice…

… and help you deck your halls this holiday season…

College of DuPage’s Cooperative Education and Internship Program allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real world situations while earning elective credit toward a degree. It’s a great opportunity to enhance learning while exploring your own interests. For example, Carol DeSimone is blending her previous training as a nurse with her current studies in horticulture to provide therapy to youth at the Have a Heart Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation in Chicago. Carol’s experience demonstrates the limitless opportunities and value of a cooperative education or internship… to both herself, and to others.

Every eighteen months the Criminal Justice Department at College of DuPage hosts a career fair. Local, State and Federal agencies are on the scene to provide information to students interested in their programs. For those interested in the many exciting employment opportunities in law enforcement, security, courts, and corrections the fair is a great place to line up potential employers, identify job requirements and investigate career options.

Emergency responders such as firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians have demanding jobs that provide a vital service to communities. It takes dedication, desire and a strong will to work in an emergency field. But the rewards are immeasurable for those that do… and for the people who rely on them for protection and care in times of need. College of DuPage’s Fire Science Technology and Emergency Medical Technician programs prepare students for entry into an emergency field by providing the thorough education and training necessary to react quickly, provide skilled assistance and maintain safety.

Year round the Horticulture Department at College of DuPage helps people liven up their homes and parties with seasonal decorations and arrangements. This holiday you’re treated to a fresh idea, demonstrating the magic that can be worked with greenery to capture the essence of the season.

As we enter a joyous holiday season we’d like to help put you in the festive spirit with the sounds of COD’s New Classic Singers. The New Classic Singers will be performing two holiday concerts: A Child’s Christmas on Saturday, December 15th at 1 p.m.; and their Family Christmas Album on Sunday, December 16th at 4 p.m. Both performances are at the McAninch Arts Center, and we hope you have the opportunity to attend and celebrate the season with song.