Northwest to offer evening Basic EMT program in Oxford

Northwest Mississippi Community College will begin offering an evening program in Basic Emergency Management Technology (EMT) in Oxford beginning next January, according to Dave Kuchta, director of Northwest’s Paramedic program.

In order to apply for the program, potential students need to have a Northwest Application for Admission and all previous transcripts on file. Students must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE), and a composite ACT score of 18 or better or aTABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score of 12 or better.

According to Kuchta, the classes will begin on Jan. 14 and will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 – 9 p.m. and students will earn eight hours of college credit and eligibility to take the National Registry Exam- Basic upon successful completion of the course.

“This class will start your journey towards a career in Emergency Medical Technology. Many opportunities are available in the exciting world of Emergency Medical Technology. This class will include both lecture and hands on instruction in the classroom lab as well as learning in our mobile simulation lab. We offer the only mobile simulation lab, an actual ambulance-lab environment. Other education components are completed in the clinical setting. Many heath care professionals start with the EMT to gain an introduction into anatomy and the direct care of patient in the pre-hospital setting,” said Kuchta.

For more information on how to apply for the program, visit the college’s website at northwestms.edu or contact Kuchta at dkuchta@northwestms.edu.

 

Pictured:Northwest Mississippi Community College EMT-Paramedic student Clay Walker of Olive Branch works on the college’s Mobile Simulation Lab Ambulance. (Photo by Kayleigh Mitchell)

 

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