Chattahoochee Valley Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Program Receives Accreditation
PHENIX CITY, AL— Chattahoochee Valley Community College is proud to announce the Alabama Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has accredited and recognized the College’s EMS program as being in compliance with all established rules and regulations set forth by its office. The status is effective immediately and is valid until October 31, 2024.
The official site visit report reads, “Overall, the team was very satisfied that CVCC provides a quality education for those seeking an education in the field of EMS. The program offers more than adequate facilities and equipment. This team recommended the approval of accreditation by the OEMS.”
The report goes on to include potential for growth and accolades for the EMS program’s leadership and staff. EMS Lead Instructor Mark Boisclair said he is excited about the future of the program.
“The accreditation helps propel us forward as we look to the future of our program,” said Boisclair. “We are expanding our curriculum offerings in the spring to include Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) as part of the EMS program. The course is currently only offered in continuing education. There is such great opportunity to expand, and we hope to be able to share other additions soon.”
“This is excellent news for CVCC,” said President Screws. “We are positioned to provide opportunities for students interested in this growing field, and we are grateful to the Alabama Department of Public Health Office of EMS for recognizing our program’s value and importance. We truly provide quality instruction, and it is evident in our accreditation success.”
CVCC offers short certificates in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced EMT upon successful completion of program requirements. These EMS certificate programs are designed to provide specialized skill sets for immediate employment, to upgrade skills for job advancement, or to earn a degree in Fire Science. The certificate programs can be completed within one to two semesters, and all of the certificate courses can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science.
For more information about EMS or any other program at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, call 334-291-4900 or visit www.cv.edu.