HCC Holds Paramedic Pinning Ceremony
Haywood Community College’s Continuing Education Department recently held a Paramedic Pinning Ceremony where 12 students were pinned. These students attended class one weekend per month and one full day per week for one year. This adds up to over 1,000 hours of actual class time. All 12 of these students entered the class as EMT Intermediate.
According to Tonya Clark, HCC Coordinator of EMS, this class is one of the strongest classes in many years. “Most students come to this training for added job responsibilities. They can now perform more advanced procedures and administer more advanced medication. They will also receive a pay raise.”
Student Joseph Hoglen received the Paramedic Excellence Award at the event. He is currently employed by Jackson County EMS.
For more information about HCC’s EMS training opportunities, please call 627-4617.