Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - email@example.com
Pictured, from left, CCC Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Clinical Coordinator Christopher Whitfield and EMT Program Director Rhett Nelson hold certificates approving CCC's EMT Department as an exam review site for advanced paramedic certifications.
CLARKSDALE – Local experienced paramedics seeking to gain additional certifications can now be prepped in their own back yards as the International Board of Specialty Certifications has approved Coahoma Community College’s Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Department as an exam review site for paramedics interested in obtaining advanced certifications in flight, critical-care and tactical paramedicine (FP-C, CCP-C & TP-C).
This makes CCC the only community college-based Paramedic program in the state with the designation; the next closest locations are in east Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas.
CCC EMT Program Director Rhett Nelson said the designation gives CCC the opportunity to provide additional services to the community by offering review courses to local, experienced paramedics seeking to expand their skills.
“Having this distinction sets Coahoma apart from the other programs and provides us with another avenue for outreach education in our service area,” said Nelson.
To qualify as an certified exam review site, CCC’s EMT Department was required to meet specific requirements related to quality of instruction, create detailed lesson plans and syllabi, and be recommended by at least three medical professional—including the program’s medical director.
The courses content review covers a broad range of subject matter related to management and transport of critically ill patients.
“This is a great opportunity for paramedic who have been in the field and have experienced a high volume of service to take their skills to the next level,” said Nelson. “We feel very privileged to be able to offer these advanced courses to our community.”
For questions or more information, contact Nelson at (662) 621-4041.