New River Community and Technical College’s first class of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) students have completed their program of study.

Colby Bevins, Jared Clendenen, Jericho Cresong, Jenessa Fox, Kari Howell, Katie Redden, Jacob Teubert and Steven Tritapoe are among the first group of Advanced EMT students to complete a program and test in the history of the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services as the state legislature only recently enacted the stepping stone program. The students have completed the program and all testing requirements while working toward their paramedic certification. They will be testing for their National Registry Paramedic certification within the next two months.

“I commend all of New River CTC’s Advanced EMT students,” said WV Office of Emergency Medical Services’ Certification Coordinator Danny Anderson. “I am glad that West Virginia is adding more high quality providers to the EMS system as a result of this course and many more to come.”

The Advanced EMT program is a two-semester program, and fall classes start August 24. Tuition for the workforce education class is $2,000 and includes all student materials. Payment plans are available.

For more information on the Advanced EMT program or to register, visit www.newriver.edu/workforce or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101, gkincaid@newriver.edu) or Andrea Vest (304-929-3318, avest@newriver.edu).

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

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