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EMT-Paramedic Initial Course Offered at RCC on Flip-Flop Schedule

ASHEBORO (February 5, 2014)

Randolph Community College’s Emergency Services department will offer an EMT-Paramedic training course beginning March 3 on a flip-flop schedule in order to accommodate the schedules of those already working in the industry. RCC is the only area community college offering the course on this unique schedule, according to Julie Martin, coordinator/instructor for emergency services.
           
Martin said Randolph and surrounding counties are “in need of paramedics and the Community College System can’t produce them fast enough.”
           
The course includes 1,246 hours of classroom and clinical instruction and will meet from 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The students will be required to attend two of the four available days during the week, depending on their work schedule. They will also attend from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on either a Friday or Saturday one weekend a month.The course will run through Oct. 29, 2015, and will meet on the Asheboro Campus.
           
The EMT-Paramedic course offers instruction in all phases of prehospital advanced life support. Instruction includes EKG interpretation, as well as skills associated with the treatment and assessment of the cardiac, trauma and pediatric patients. Specialty certification courses for ACLS, PALS & PHTLS are also covered.
           
Prerequisites include EMT-Basic credential or candidate pending; high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma; successful completion of an entrance exam assessing basic reading comprehension and English skills at a minimum at the post-secondary grade level; demonstration of math skills at a minimum at the high school grade level; and, as a prerequisite or corequisite, successful completion of EMS 3000 Anatomy and Physiology or higher.
           
Scholarship money is available for eligible students, and some students may be fee exempt if affiliated with an emergency services agency. For more information, contact Martin at 336-633-0275 or email jkmartin@randolph.edu, or call the Corporate & Continuing Education Division at 336-633-0009.