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Attala Center to offer EMS course in fall of 2016

Attala Center to offer EMS course in fall of 2016

The Holmes Community College Attala Center in Kosciusko is excited to announce the addition of a new course offering – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMS 1118) – for the fall of 2016. Instructor Allen Green from Grenada plans to teach the course, which will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. This course includes responsibilities of the EMT during each phase of an ambulance run, patient assessment, emergency medical conditions, appropriate emergency care, and appropriate procedures for transporting patient.

"The class is designed to prepare students to work as health care providers for an ambulance service upon completion," Green said. "Along with lecture and lab, our students will participate in clinical rotations at an emergency department and 'ride alongs' with an ambulance service. The course is fast-paced and intense. All who take the course learn critical life-saving skills that make them invaluable as community helpers. I am looking forward to expanding our EMS program to the Kosciusko campus {Attala Center}. There is a shortage of EMS providers all across our state and I want to help prepare the students that come to Holmes Community College meet those needs."

In order to register, students must have an ACT Composite score of 16 or appropriate placement score for MAT 1233 and ENG 1113. The course will consist of the equivalent of five hours of lecture time, six hours in the laboratory, and three hours of clinical rotations per week. Eight credit hours will be awarded to those who successfully complete the class.

Sherrie Cheek, Vice President for Career/Technical Education, commented, "With the expansion of this course from Grenada and Ridgeland to the Attala Center in Kosciusko, we will provide students throughout the district with easy access to a course that is fundamental to Holmes's state- and regionally-recognized EMS program. The EMS program offers both a certificate and an AAS degree in paramedic. Additionally, the EMS program faculty recently developed and implemented a paramedic AAS in Critical Care, the first of its kind in the state, and have begun work to develop yet another specialized paramedic AAS."

Located on West Jefferson Street in Kosciusko, the Attala Center will continue to serve the community through academic, Career/Technical, workforce and community (non-credit) course offerings.

"The Emergency Medical Sciences program is committed to offering comprehensive EMS education to the entire Holmes Community College District," said EMS Program Director Mark Galtelli. "By expanding our program to Kosciusko, we are reaching people who would otherwise not be able to participate in the EMT course. The successful students will play a vital role in protecting the health and safety of the citizens of their communities."

For more information about the EMS course or the Emergency Medical Sciences program, contact Galtelli at mgaltelli@holmescc.edu or (601) 605-3331. Students can now register for fall 2016 classes. To start the registration process, click on the Enroll Now icon. For those who prefer to register on campus, students may visit the Attala Center on June 23 or August 10 from 4-6 p.m.

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