Monaca, PA - Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) announces that its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program has earned reaccreditation from EMS West, an independent nonprofit accreditation agency.

CCBC’s EMT program follows the National Registry curriculum and includes patient assessment, basic cardiac life support, trauma care, burn care, scene safety, Basic Hazmat and Incident Command.

Accreditation confirms National Registry educational standards are met or exceeded. This includes keeping accurate student records, staying current with National Incident Management Systems 100, 200 and 700, Hazmat Certifications, BLS CPR training and more.

“Receiving national accreditation validates our efforts to ensure each individual who completes the EMT program is workforce ready,” said Kay O’Neill, CCBC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Co-Director. “Whether participants want to pursue a career as an EMT or utilize this as a stepping stone to becoming a nurse, PA, paramedic, flight medic or athletic trainer, this rigorous five-month program provides both classroom and extensive hands-on experience.”

CCBC’s EMT program has been available to students for over 30 years and provides a pathway to full- or part-time careers as EMTs, as well as a path to careers in related fields.

“Our EMT accreditation is another example of CCBC’s leadership in workforce development,” said John Goberish, CCBC Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education. “We’re committed to helping traditional students gain the skills they need to jump right into the workforce and to non-traditional students looking for a career change.”

CCBC’s next EMT program course begins September 17, 2018. Additional information is available here.

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 About Community College of Beaver County

CCBC transforms lives through personalized education, dynamic partnerships, and high impact practices. CCBC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and offers 64 degree, certificate and diploma programs, hundreds of Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs, seamless transfer to a wide variety of baccalaureate and graduate institutions, and a nationally distinctive high school academy dual enrollment program. The Aspen Institute named CCBC one of America’s Top 150 community colleges in 2017.

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CCBC student Bryce Roscoe provides care to student Mike Wasik as part of the school’s hands-on simulation training. CCBC’s EMT Program recently earned its reaccreditation from EMS West, an independent nonprofit accreditation agency.