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CCC offers 5-week summer EMT program with tuition assistance available
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is offering a new summer program aimed at giving individuals who are interested in a career in Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) an opportunity to earn their certification in less than half the time of the traditional program.

CCC offers 5-week summer EMT program with tuition assistance available

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Fri Jun 10, 2016

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is offering a new summer program aimed at giving individuals who are interested in a career in Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) an opportunity to earn their certification in less than half the time of the traditional program.

CCC’s Division of Health Sciences has partnered with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) Tuition Assistance Program to offer the unique summer EMT Program, which will offer individuals the opportunity to absorb all of the knowledge of the normal 13-week program in just a little more than a month.

Applications are being accepted through June 21 with classes set to kickoff June 27.

Rhett Nelson, CCC’s EMT program director, said that EMT is a great option for someone seeking to a unique and challenging career in healthcare.

“A career as an EMT would appeal to those who like the challenge of taking care of someone during an emergency,” said Nelson.

Because of the Delta’s designation as an underserved health area, Nelson said the program offers many local career opportunities to its graduates.

“The pay for an EMT in the MS Delta is comparable, if not better, than surrounding areas,” said Nelson. “Completing our EMT program also gives individuals the opportunity to advance into a Paramedic program, which offers even more earning potential.”

And for those who may be worried about the out-of-pocket expenses, tuition assistance is available for eligible students.   

As part of the partnership with CCC’s SNAP E&T program, individuals applying for the summer program who receive SNAP benefits (food stamps) can receive tuition assistance to help cover expenses.

According to CCC’s Coordinator of Career Services and SNAP E&T Coordinator Trina Cox, the program was initiated in response to concerns expressed by community members.

“We’ve had individuals in the community express interest in having our short-term programs offered during the summer because it would give them the opportunity to be more focused and dedicated now that kids are out-of-school and they no longer have to worry about helping with projects and homework.” said Cox.

She said the program is a great opportunity for individuals looking to make the most out of their summer.

“This a great opportunity for anyone interested in becoming an EMT because they can receive their certification in just 5-weeks at possibly no cost to them,” she said.

All EMT summer applications should be submitted to Cox, whose office is located on the second floor of the Zee A. Barron Student Union.

For questions regarding CCC’s EMT program, contact Nelson at (662) 621-4041 or by e-mail at rnelson@coahomacc.edu.

For information about available financial resources through CCC’s SNAP E&T Tuition Assistance, contact Cox at 662-621-4674 or tcox@coahomacc.edu.          

For more information about admission requirements for CCC’s EMT program, or to complete your application today, CLICK HERE.