WCCD EMS Paramedics pass NREMT exams on first attempt - Wallace Community College

WCCD EMS Paramedics pass NREMT exams on first attempt

EMS Paramedic Spring 2023 Graduates

Front row (l to r): Matthew Vinson, Callie Worthy, Stephanie Robison; Back row (l to r): Dusty Richards, Tanner McConvery, Anthony Shuta II, Brandon Whitmire, James Burnham, Donald Hillis III, WCCD Paramedic Lead Instructor Christopher Herrell.

DOTHAN, AL– In celebration of National EMS Week 2023, Wallace Community College-Dothan (WCCD) is proud to announce that 100% of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Paramedic spring 2023 graduating cohort passed their National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam on the first attempt. The NREMT’s mission is to provide a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers. Additionally, 100% of the cohort have secured employment upon program completion.

“I would like to congratulate not only our 2023 Spring graduating cohort on this great achievement but also I would like to congratulate the entire EMS faculty and staff and extend a special thank you to our community clinical partners and preceptors,” said Vincent Feggins, WCCD Allied Health Division Director and EMS Program Director.  “Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a huge demand for EMS workers throughout the community and the nation. Wallace Community College aims to meet that demand by utilizing adaptive theory concepts, simulations, and clinical internship within our program, with the goal of providing the community with the best paramedics in the country.”

WCCD’s EMS Paramedic program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

In addition to the Paramedic program, WCCD also offers Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) programs. The EMT level of training is completed in one semester and allows the entry-level EMT to manage both medical and trauma patients. The AEMT level of training is also completed in one semester and allows those at an EMT level to advance in skill preparation and job opportunities. The Paramedic level of certification requires three additional semesters of program training and is combined with degree and/or certificate-required academic courses.

For more information about the WCCD EMS Paramedic program, please visit wallace.edu, or contact Vincent Feggins at vfeggins@wallace.edu or 334-556-2440.