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Public Safety Classes to Begin at SCC in January

Paramedic smiling in front of ambulance with open doors.Sandhills Community College Continuing Education’s Public Safety Department is offering an EMT-Basic class and CPR for Healthcare Providers class in January. The department works in partnership with multiple accrediting agencies to provide training, certification and recertification, and specialty programs to assist the needs of local public safety agencies.

“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. The course requirement for this class is a copy of the student’s high school or GED diploma by the first night of class.

“EMT-Basic” will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Jan. 13-May 14 from 6-10 p.m. with some Saturday classes 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 held on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $50 plus a $4 card fee.


Register in the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. Registration by phone with a credit card can be made by calling (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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

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