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PJC Regents create health occupation options

Published or Revised September 25, 2018

At their Monday, Sept. 24 meeting, the Paris Junior College Board of Regents created new opportunities for students through the Health Occupations program.

Regents approved a new 16 semester credit hour (SCH) Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate that may be completed in one semester. The state is looking for more students receiving credentials, explained PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. She said that Health Occupations Director Dr. Gregory Ferenchak was doing a great job reviewing programs to see what could be improved. This takes a portion of what is currently in a larger degree to create a 16 SCH EMT Basic Certificate.

“It allows dual credit students completion out of high school,” said Dr. Ferenchak.

Next came modification of for the Enhanced Nurse Aide program. The current certificate was broken into three certificates: Enhanced Nurse Aide I, II, and III at 16 SCH, 25 SCH, and 30 SCH. The stackable credentials include opportunities to test for phlebotomist and med aide certifications, and to take the Certified Nurse Aide examination.

In other business, the Regents:


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