The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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October 18, 2013

New River CTC to offer basic EMT class

New River Community and Technical College will offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) course in Summersville beginning Jan. 13. Classes will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Workforce West Virginia building in Northside Shopping Center.

The course is designed to train the student to maintain high-quality patient care. Graduates will be able to recognize, assess and manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured people in any pre-hospital settings.

Students who successfully complete the EMT-B class will receive five hours of college credit and are eligible to sit for the National Registry Certification (NBREMT) exam and the West Virginia EMT-B exam.

Students must complete the EMT-B class before enrolling in the EMT-Paramedic certificate program offered at New River’s campuses in Beckley, Lewisburg, Princeton and Summersville. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Applicants will be required to have a physical exam, current immunizations and drug and background screenings. Early application is recommended to allow time for processing of financial aid and admissions paperwork. Jan. 3 is the last day that registrations will be accepted for spring semester classes.

For more information, contact Paula Johnson, EMS instructor at the Nicholas County Campus, at 304-883-2450, or e-mail

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