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JUNE 19, 2014

South Central Education Consortium to offer EMT training

The South Central Education Consortium in Willow Springs is now accepting applications for students in its Emergency Medical Services (EMDS) program starting in the fall.

The EMDS course is a one semester, eight credit hour program that grants EMS certification upon completion. The EMDS program prepares participants for careers as Emergency Medical Technicians with local ambulance companies, and can transfer into one of Three Rivers' Paramedic programs after completion.

"Like all medical professions, EMTs are in extremely high demand in our region," said Scott Williamson, Director of Three Rivers College's programs at the Consortium. "The EMDS class is a quick, affordable springboard into a career that can change someone's life. All it takes is a single semester."

Applicants must be 18 or older, possess a valid driver's license, and submit their high school transcripts or GED. Students must also take the COMPASS placement test and demonstrate college-level English proficiency. Financial aid may be available. For more information or to apply, call Scott Williamson at 417-469-3000.

The South Central Education Consortium is a higher education partnership between Missouri State University - West Plains and Three Rivers College founded in 2013 to provide quality education to the Willow Springs region. Together, MSU-West Plains and Three Rivers provide associate degree programs, career skills and workforce development programs, and transitional education opportunities.

Registration remains open for Fall semester classes at all Three Rivers locations. For more information, visit trcc.edu or call 573-840-9605.
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