Students become first to graduate from Barry's new EMT Program
Feb 15, 2008
Contact: Jeremy Jones
Students become first to graduate from Barry’s new EMT certificate program
Miami Shores, Fla. – After four months of enduring intensive training and attending evening classes, a group of 12 individuals became the first to graduate from Barry University’s new Emergency Medical Technology Certificate Program on Feb. 8.
The program, which is offered through Barry’s School of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE), gives students the opportunity to earn a certificate as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Barry is certified by the state as an initial training center for EMT’s, and received approval last summer from the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to begin offering the program. The EMT program at Barry consists of four months of training and three core components: classroom time, skills laboratory time and ambulance/hospital emergency room time. Students are required to pass all classes and exams in order to sit for the state exam, which must be done within 12 months of completing the course at Barry.
The students who became the first to graduate from Barry’s EMT program are: Hamid Ajirnia, Tomas Arias, Trudy Beerom, Jesse Cortes, Claude Crevecoeur, Luis DeRosa, Glenn Hubert, Stevenson Lauture, Eduardo Salinas, Kevin Thompson, Jessica Velez and Ronald Voltarie. Barry will offer additional EMT classes in the coming weeks.