BCCC Paramedic Course Graduates | Beaufort County Now | Five students graduated from Beaufort County Community College's paramedic course on December 1, 2016.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

BCCC Paramedic Course Graduates

    Press Release:

Five students successfully complete paramedic program


    WASHINGTON, NC     Five students graduated from Beaufort County Community College's paramedic course on December 1, 2016. Alexandria Askew of Kill Devil Hills; Lauren Bystrack of Washington; Derrick Jones of Pinetops; Michael Stox of Washington; Michael Weatherington of Washington were honored at the ceremony.

    Dr. David Thomson, medical director for Vidant Eastcare, was the guest speaker for the graduation. Billy Respass, director of EMS programs, addressed the class during the first completion ceremony for paramedic program. This cohort was only the second to complete the program. Representatives from regional EMS departments attended the ceremony.

    "You may be walking into the chaos [of your patient's life]," said Thomson. "Along with providing care to them, you need to makes sure that you are providing care to yourself, your family and your colleagues."

    The course readies students to provide advanced medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency services. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. They perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.

    EMS students at BCCC in the future practice at the college's new emergency training facility, which will include a driving pad used to teach students to operate emergency vehicles. The facility will also include classrooms and storage space that will allow the college to secure existing equipment like its training ambulance, which are at this point exposed to the elements. BCCC purchased and retrofitted the ambulance this year with an $18,500 grant from PotashCorp.

    Successful graduates receive a curriculum certificate and are qualified to seek state certification through the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services.

    Students interested in more information about the paramedic program should contact Bill Respass at (252)940-6468 or billy.respass@beaufortccc.edu.

  • Contact: Attila Nemecz
  •     Attila.Nemecz@beaufortccc.edu

Go Back

HbAD0

Latest School News

Internationally recognized emergency medical science instructor Bob Page will lead a two-day series at Beaufort County Community College on September 1-2.
The Small Business Center (SBC) at Beaufort County Community College will continue to help local businesses adapt to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is the calendar for the Beaufort County Board of Education for July 2021
Two nursing students at Beaufort County Community College were celebrated during the nurse pinning ceremony in May with an award from the DAISY Foundation.
Thanks to a donation from the Washington-Beaufort County Board of Realtors to the Beaufort County Community College Foundation, students interested in trades related to housing, including HVAC technician and residential wiring, will have new access to classes.
A group of eight students took a big step as they received their GED or high school equivalency (HSE) diplomas from Beaufort County Community College on June 9.

HbAD1

BCCC named the Lisa Long Lecture Hall in honor of the sister of Dr. Laura Staton, the current board chair of the BCCC Foundation.
Students may start out with a clear vision of what program they want to pursue, but through experience in their classes they find out that another program is more geared to their strengths.
Beaufort County Community College will hold information sessions for prospective students interested in its new boat building program for Fall 2021.

HbAD2

Certified nurse aides and healthcare technicians have been instrumental in opening nursing homes and assisted living facilities through patient care and monitoring.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top