Southwest Virginia Community College to hold EMT program

BLUEFIELD, VA (WOAY) – Southwest Virginia Community College in Bluefield, Virginia, is again holding its Emergency Medical Technician program.

The program will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. and can be completed in one semester. Once it’s over, students become eligible to test for the National Registry, which most states use to certify EMTs.

“EMT training is incredibly valuable. We’ve had coal miners reach out because they need EMT and first aid training for their shifts. Additionally, medical school applicants often seek EMT certification to enhance their chances of admission. Whether you’re a coal miner or an aspiring physician, this program benefits everyone,” Program Director Bill Akers said.

Students qualify for in-state tuition if they live in McDowell, Mercer, Summers, and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia.

Classes are scheduled to start August 26 and end December 20.

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