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CCC Paramedic program accepting applications through June 13
CLARKSDALE – Are you an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who’s ready to take your career to the next level? If so, there’s still time to enroll into Coahoma Community College’s fast-paced Paramedic program.

 

CCC Paramedic program accepting applications through June 13

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

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Thu Jun 2, 2016

CLARKSDALE – Are you an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who’s ready to take your career to the next level? If so, there’s still time to enroll into Coahoma Community College’s fast-paced Paramedic program.

 Paramedics “bring the emergency room to the patient” by providing advanced life support skills to stabilize the patients both on scene and en route to a hospital. CCC’s Paramedic program, the only program in the Mississippi Delta, allows students to earn their associate’s degree in as little as three semesters.

The program is accepting applications through June 13.

 “This is a great opportunity for students to maximize their time and use their training in the work force as soon as possible,” said CCC EMT Director Rhett Nelson, who has more than 21 years of EMT/Paramedic experience before joining CCC in 2011. “In a rural underserved area, becoming a paramedic comes with an significant pay increase for EMTs that’s commensurate with the level of work they’re expected to perform.”

 Since 2013, CCC’s Paramedic program has provided a high-quality, affordable education to EMT’s seeking to advance their career. Although initiated in response to the needs of local ambulance services, the program has since provided highly-trained paramedics to health services throughout Mississippi and the surrounding areas.

 Nelson said while the pay is one big incentive, so is personal satisfaction.

 “When someone hugs you or shakes your hand to thank you for saving their life, you know you’ve chosen the right field,” said Nelson.

 To become and paramedic, interested candidates must first receive EMT certification.  EMT classes are conveniently offered at CCC on Tuesday and Thursday nights and can be completed in one semester.

 From there, graduates must complete the national registry exam and can then go to straight to the workforce, or move on through the paramedic program or both.

For more information, contact Nelson at (662) 621-4041, (662) 588-0727 or by e-mail at rnelson@coahomacc.edu.

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