College announces paramedic graduates

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Vance-Granville Community College recently graduated five area residents from its 11-month-long Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program.

The graduates were Dylan Cash and James Poteat of Grassy Creek; Richard Lovings of Henderson; Melissa Clark of Oxford; and Quentin Woody of Watkins.

Vivian Loyd served as instructor for the course.

The training involved 596 hours of didactic training, either 500 hours of clinical education or a field internship, a 203-hour EMT-Basic course and a state exam.

Now the students must take the 100-question N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services credentialing exam to become state-certified.