Wentworth to Offer Emergency Medical Technician Course

June 24, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kevin Farley Tel. 660/259-6030 Cell Phone: 660/354-1312 Email: kfarley@wma.edu

Financial Aid Available to become an EMT.

Wentworth College has announced that they will be offering the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course beginning in the fall of the 2013-2014.

The 5-month training program will give students “hands on” experience while earning eight hours of college credit. The Emergency Medical Technician course will prepare students to pass the Missouri State Practical Exam as well as the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s Exam (NREMT), required for licensure.

Financial aid will be available to students who qualify through the Financial Student Aid program.

The EMT classes and skills labs will give students the time and experience through hands on practice in which students will communicate with fire and police department responders, and manage the care and transportation of the sick and injured. “We are very excited to be able to offer the new EMT program to our community college students,” said Colonel Tim Casey, USA (Ret.), Academic Dean at Wentworth. “The program will help open new employment opportunities in the medical community for those who are interested in that field of expertise.”

There are no pre-requisites required and no experience, in the medical field, is necessary.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook website, the job outlook is “expected to grow by 33 percent through 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Registration for classes is happening now and will conclude on August 16. Classes begin on August 19th. Start the Financial Aid Process now, by visiting www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.

Classes for the EMT Training Program will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lexington campus.

Wentworth College serves as a community college for traditional students in Lafayette, Barton, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Hickory, Jackson, Johnson, Ray and Saline Counties. Wentworth Military Academy and College is a private co-educational military high school and two-year college. For 9th-12th graders, Wentworth provides an exemplary college-prep education, which builds self-discipline and self-confidence. In college, small class sizes and personal interaction with faculty allows our traditional and military students to achieve success in academics and in life. Wentworth is one of only five military junior colleges in the country to offer a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army after just two years of college.

Wentworth is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Anyone wishing to learn more about Wentworth Military College may contact the Public Relations Office at (660) 259-6030 or email Major Kevin Farley at kfarley@wma.edu. Anyone interested in applying to attend Wentworth College, please contact the admissions office at (800) 962-7682 or email admissions@wma.edu. Potential students may also apply for admission online at www.wma.edu.

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