Tyler Junior College

TJC, TISD to announce EMS dual-credit agreement

Published Wednesday, 10th February 2010

TJC, TISD to announce EMS dual-credit agreement

Tyler Junior College and the Tyler Independent School District will announce a new joint venture to provide dual-credit college courses to John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high school students in emergency medical services professions on Friday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m.

The announcement will take place at TJC’s West campus, 1530 SSW Loop 323. Members of East Texas Medical Center EMS, Champion EMS and the Tyler Fire Department will bring state of the art emergency equipment and be on hand to support the announcement and the signing of an agreement between TJC and Tyler ISD.

The announcement is scheduled to take place in the north parking lot of the West campus. The ceremony will move indoors to the lobby of the Regional Training and Development Complex in case of inclement weather.

TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid will provide comments on the impact of the agreement, then sign documents to authorize the career-focused course work. John Tyler and Robert E. Lee students who apply and are accepted for dual credit program will begin study toward becoming an emergency medical technician in the fall of 2010. Courses will be taught on the TJC West campus.

"This is another example of the great partnership we have with Dr. Reid and the faculty and staff of TISD," said Dr. Metke. "We continue to work together to bring opportunity for students that can result in meaningful and rewarding careers for graduates."

Said Paul Monagan, TJC dean of allied health and nursing: "EMT certification training is an excellent start for an individual who is thinking of a health-related career or has a focus on becoming a professional firefighter. Students will learn how to serve in a crisis and if they enjoy providing hands-on patient care in acute medical situations. Many of the skills learned in the EMT courses will be useful as the student continues studies toward becoming a licensed paramedic, firefighter, nurse, or to work in another health career such as medical imaging and respiratory care technology. Students who complete the dual-credit EMT program will earn additional admissions points toward these limited-access programs at TJC."

Author
Fred M. Peters

Date
2/10/2010

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