Calhoun Community College Paramedic Grads Excel on Licensure Exam


Calhoun Community College officials today announced that its most recent class of graduates from the college’s Paramedic program performed well on their recent licensure exam, with a 94% passage rate, outscoring their counterparts nationally.

According to Bret McGill, dean of the college’s Health Sciences division, 17 students graduated in May from the Paramedic program. Of that number, 16 passed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam on their first attempt, for a 94% pass rate which far exceeded the national rate of 75%. 

"I know I speak for the entire college when I say how very proud we are of these students and their success,” commented McGill.  “This very noteworthy accomplishment is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the students as well as our faculty, and they are all to be commended," McGill added.

“Graduates from our health programs consistently exceed national passage rates on their licensure exams as indicated by the recent performance of these Paramedic students,” said Calhoun President Marilyn Beck.  “Kudos to all for a job well done,” Beck added.

For more information on the Emergency Medical Services program at Calhoun (which includes the Paramedic program), visit the college’s website at or call 256/306-2786.

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