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Calhoun offering two exciting dual enrollment opportunities for High School students in the Morgan County area

July 11, 2016

Calhoun Community College is offering two exciting dual enrollment opportunities for High School students in the Morgan County area during the 2016-17 school year.

Beginning this fall, Calhoun Community College will offer the Dual Enrollment EMT certificate course in Morgan County.  The course is open to all eligible Dual Enrollment High School students. Initially the course will be offered at the Decatur Fire & Rescue Center on Highway 31 in Decatur.  The class will meet from 1:20 – 3:00 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and will continue the entire school year – beginning in August, 2016 and ending in May, 2017.  Students who complete the course with a grade of 75 or higher will earn 11 hours of EMT credit for EMS 100 (Heart Saver CPR) EMS 118 ( EMT Theory) and EMS 119 (the clinical component) and the opportunity to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam.  Students who pass the national certification exam or eligible for their EMT license.

Tuition for this program is fully covered by Alabama Workforce Development funds.  These funds also pay for student textbooks, required EMS shirts, required clinical and planning software and supplies.  The value of each of these scholarships is around $1,500.

Interested students may also be eligible for funding for One additional academic class if that class is required for Calhoun’s Associate of Applied Science Paramedic degree. 

In order to qualify for the program the student Must:

•    Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
•    Have an overall ACT score of 20 or higher 
•    Be 18 years of age or turn 18 no later than a month after the program ends

During the fall semester, Calhoun Community College will also offer NAS 100 – Certified Nursing Assistant – at the Calhoun Decatur campus. Students who complete the course successfully will earn four hours of college credit and will have the opportunity to test for certifications in Nurse Assistant and Alzheimer’s Awareness and Dementia Training. In order to qualify for this course students must be 17 years of age and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The class will meet from 7:30 to 9:00 Monday – Friday in the Health Science building on the Calhoun Decatur campus. 

Tuition for this course is fully covered by Alabama Workforce Development funds.  These funds also pay for student textbooks, certification exams and some student supplies.  The value of each of these scholarships is approximately $700. (Students participating in CNA are not eligible for additional academic dual enrollment scholarships).

Interested students should contact Dual Enrollment Director Gwen Baker:  gwendlyn.baker@calhoun.edu or 256-306-2665.