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Emergency Responder Classes to Begin Soon at SCC

Paramedic smiling, with patient and other paramedic in background.Providing emergency care is of utmost importance in a society, whether the one responding be an average citizen or a highly trained professional. The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education’s Public Safety department has classes beginning soon in EMT, CPR, and firefighter certification.

For classes with face-to-face interactions, CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. The number of students in a classroom has been reduced to allow for distancing and students are required to wear a face/mouth covering when on campus.

Hybrid classes are a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Online classes are taken from a computer or digital tablet. Sessions are presented live and students interact in real-time with the instructor and fellow classmates through the camera, microphone, or typing in a chat window. Assignments or projects are submitted through email.

“EMT-Basic” will prepare students to provide emergency care for the sick and injured. Students will learn to respond to a variety of emergency medical situations. Upon successful completion, the student can sit for the state certification exam. The course requirements for this class is a copy of students’ high school or GED diploma by the first night of class. This course will have a hybrid component.

“EMT-Basic” will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 3-Dec. 1 from 6-10 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $180 plus a $5 tech fee.

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 1, 15, and 29, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $50 plus a $4 card fee.

“Firefighter Certification” classes are offered throughout the semester on nights and weekends. Fire Ground Ops 1 will be held on Aug. 8, 10, 12, 18, 20 and 22. Fire Ground Ops 2 will be held on Aug. 24 and 26. The cost of $75 will be waived for qualified students. Contact Michelle Bauer at 910-695-3774 or bauerm@sandhills.edu for more information about class offerings, times, and registration process.

Registration 

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 9 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg.

For questions about these or other Public Safety classes, please contact, Michelle Bauer, Fire and Rescue Director at (910) 695-3774 or bauerm@sandhills.edu or Denise Cameron, Law Enforcement/EMS Director, at camerond@sandhills.edu or (910) 695-3944.

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, Sandhills Community College has converted as many classes as possible to online or hybrid (online plus limited face-to-face interaction). Face/mouth coverings are required when on campus. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed and a deep cleaning is being carried out each evening using EPA-approved disinfectants and foggers. A campus-wide sanitizing wipe down of door pulls and light switches is carried out twice each weekday and the use of water fountains has been discontinued. Service desk shields have been installed in high traffic areas.

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