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Public Safety Classes to Begin Soon at SCC

Paramedic standing outside an ambulance. 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 CPR and EMT.

These classes require face-to-face interaction. 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.

“EMT-Success Prep” prepares students for the vocabulary and study skills for success in the EMT-Basic class. This class is designed to help students score higher on the EMT-Basic Entrance Test. “EMT-Success Prep” is not a prerequisite to EMT-Basic. Held on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 6-10 p.m., “CPR for Healthcare Providers” will cost $50 plus a $4 card fee.

“EMT-Basic” prepares 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. Course requirements include a copy of your high school or GED diploma by first night of class. Additional costs for course specific clinicals.

Held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Jan. 20-March 17 from 6-10 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., the hybrid class “EMT-Basic” will cost $180 plus a $5 tech fee, and clinical fee. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) scholarship funds of up to $750 may be available for the clinical portion of this class. Please mention when inquiring.

“CPR for Healthcare Professionals” 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. Held on Jan. 31 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., “CPR for Healthcare Professionals” will cost $50 plus a $4 card fee.

Registration 

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

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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